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Melissa McCarthy: “I’ve been every size on the planet”

November 28, 2014 in Melissa McCarthy by Versus

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On the goals of her new plus-size clothing brand:

“I always said, ‘Why can’t I find great stuff?’ I’m doing all sizes. It’s a strange thing to stop at a certain size. Women don’t, so why should clothes?”

On being fashionable at every size:

“I’ve been every size on the planet. I have experience dressing me as a 6, a 12 and more. And when you go above a size 12, you don’t lose your love of fashion.”

… says Melissa.

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Melissa McCarthy: “In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner”

June 26, 2014 in Beauty & Body Image, Melissa McCarthy by Versus

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On struggling with self-image:

“In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like: ‘I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes … ‘ I was an idiot … It’s a decade of tears.”

On criticism:

“I’ve never felt like I needed to change. I’ve always thought, ‘If you want somebody different, pick somebody else.’ But sure, criticism can sometimes still get to me. Some things are so malicious, they knock the wind out of you.”

On an article referencing her as “America’s plus-size sweetheart”:

“It’s like I’m managing to achieve all this success in spite of my affliction … Would you ever put that in the headline for a male star?”

… says Melissa.

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Melissa McCarthy Brings Today’s Quote

June 20, 2014 in Melissa McCarthy by Versus

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On priorities:

‘I could eat healthier, I could drink less. I should be learning another language and working out more, but I’m just always saying, “Ah, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow.”‘

… says Melissa in Rolling Stone Magazine.

 

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Melissa McCarthy Talks Plus-Size Clothing

June 5, 2014 in Melissa McCarthy by Versus

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Melissa McCarthy Talks Plus Size Clothing | melissa mccarthy

On why she felt the need to start a line of plus-size clothing:

“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no.”

… says Melissa.

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Melissa McCarthy’s Controversial ‘Covered Up’ Elle Cover

October 18, 2013 in Melissa McCarthy by Versus

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Melissa McCarthy, Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz and Shailene Woodley all got to appear on the November issue of Elle Magazine – but it seems that Melissa’s picture is the one grabbing all of the attention. Here’s why (from Us Weekly):

The heat is on! Not everyone loves Melissa McCarthy’s Elle cover for its November Women in Hollywood issue. In fact, a significant number of fans are irate over the fashion glossy’s decision to photograph her swathed in an overcoat, her face partially concealed by her hair — especially in comparison to the magazine’s other cover girls that month, all of whom are much more exposed in their photos.

In an essay for Slate about McCarthy’s cover-up, culture editor June Thomas wrote of the full-figured actress’ Elle shoot, “[She] was photographed in a Marina Rinaldi coat so huge that she could hide her Mike and Molly co-star Billy Gardel underneath. McCarthy’s hair covers a quarter of her gorgeous face, and with her hands stuffed deep into her coat pockets, the only visible flesh is a tiny triangle between the coat’s lapels and the briefest glimpse of calf.”

Elle has since released a statement defending their styling of McCarthy. “On all of our shoots, our stylists work with the stars to choose pieces they feel good in, and this is no different: Melissa loved this look, and is gorgeous on our cover,” the magazine said. “We are thrilled to honor her as one of our Women in Hollywood this year.”While the Heat star certainly looks glamorous and stylish in the cashmere outerwear, she is definitely and suspiciously far more concealed than her fellow honorees are on their covers. Reese Witherspoon wears a sexy cutout Versace dress on hers; Shailene Woodley is clad in a black one-piece swimsuit; and while Penelope Cruz, who was pregnant at the time of the shoot, doesn’t show her body at all on her cover, her face is left relatively bare and natural-looking.

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