Superstar Melissa McCarthy was proudly showing off her more toned and slimmed down figure at the premiere of her new movie, Spy. She has lost over 50 pounds this past year!
Melissa said that she lost the weight in order to set a good example for her kids and live a healthier lifestyle. She doesn’t care what other people think about her before and after photos, which she reiterated in this month’s More magazine.
“I have caught my reflection and thought, ‘Oof. That girl is struggling. That girl is tired,’” McCarthy told the magazine. “I’ve had mornings where I’m like, ‘Oh God, I have weird hair. I look like Fraggle Rock.’ [But] who cares if my eyes are puffy because I ate 44 almonds last night? Or my legs are short? To my core, I don’t care … I’ve let go of that quest for perfection.”
The actress also told Good Housekeeping magazine that she credited a lot of her weight loss to Pilates.
“Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size 6 and I never had to give [my weight] a single thought,” she said. “[But] I don’t beat myself up about it—it wouldn’t help and I don’t want to pass that on to my girls.”
But even after her weight loss, Melissa McCarthy knows it’s hard for plus-size women to feel good about themselves. That’s why she’s started a clothing line for females of all sizes. She hopes it will allow plus-size individuals to shop in regular department stores instead of having to go to separate shops.
“People don’t stop at size 12,” McCarthy continued. “I feel like there’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number. [Malls] segregate plus-size. It’s an odd thing that you can’t go shopping with your friends because your store is upstairs hidden by the tire section. We’ll put you gals over there because we don’t want to see you and you probably don’t want to be seen.’”
Melissa McCarthy’s fashion line which launches in August features a range of sizes, from 4 up to 28. Everything will be priced between $59 and $159, and the clothes won’t feature the typical stereotypes.
“There is just this weird thing about how we perceive women in this country,” she said. “I would love to be a part of breaking that down. Only wear solids? Don’t wear bright colors? That’s not real. Somebody made up these rules, and I disagree.”
In her upcoming summer flick, Spy, Melissa plays, Susan Cooper a CIA analyst. She stars alongside, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne and Jude Law, as she gets sent on the company’s most dangerous missions that go hilariously horrible!
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