She is one of Hollywood’s most successful plus-sized actresses, with an Emmy award and Oscar nomination under her belt. But Melissa McCarthy has admitted she occasionally wishes she could inhabit a slimmer frame.
‘Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size six and I never had to give [my weight] a single thought,’ the Bridesmaids actress tells the latest issue of the U.S. edition of Good Housekeeping.
‘But I am weirdly healthy, so I don’t beat myself up about it – it wouldn’t help, and I don’t want to pass that on to my girls.’
The star, who has two daughters Vivian, five, and two-year-old Georgette with her husband actor Ben Falcone, plays tennis and does Pilates to keep fit and leads a healthy lifestyle.
‘I don’t really know why I’m not thinner than I am,’ she says. ‘I don’t really drink soda; I don’t have a sweet tooth, and we eat healthfully at home.’
However, the popular star, who is currently designing a range of clothing for plus-sized woman, says she doesn’t know many women of any size who are completely happy with their appearance.
‘Pretty much everyone I know, no matter what size, is trying some system,’ she says.
‘Even when someone gets to looking like she should be so proud of herself, instead she’s like, “I could be another three pounds less; I could be a little taller and have bigger lips.” Where does it end?’
That attitude, she says, has led her to develop a positive mindset.
‘You just have to say, “It’s pretty damn good. I am right here at the moment and I’m OK with it. I’ve got other things to think about.”‘
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