Melissa McCarthy has always been a favorite of mine. I started watching her when she played the hilarious Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls, and her career has been steady ever since! Being a plus-sized woman like McCarthy, I've always admired her ability to change the conversation when it comes to her body. An advocate for body positivity, McCarthy has been outspoken about how weight should never be a defining factor.
I'll be up, I'll be down, probably for the rest of my life. The thing is, if that is the most interesting thing about me, I need to go have a lavender farm in Minnesota and give this up. There has to be something more. There are so many more intriguing things about women than their butt or their this or their that. It can't be the first question every time, or a question at all. It's like, ‘Can you imagine them asking some of these guys I work with, 'How do you keep your butt looking so good?' It would be like, ‘What the f***are you talking about? Why are you asking about the shape of my butt?’
McCarthy has lost and gained weight over the years, and she's used her experience to start her own plus-sized clothing line. It's something she's wanted to do for a while, but it finally came to fruition in 2015.
"I've been every size in the world, but after I was a size 12, it was, like, apparently I'm 'done' dressing," McCarthy said in an interview with Chelsea Handler. "Women don 't stop at size 12. I feel like there's a big thing missing where you can't dress to your mood above a certain number. My line is all sizes, because I was like, 'Women don't stop' — I don't know why I would stop at a certain size; that seems odd to me."
But even though she's comfortable no matter what size she is, McCarthy, like the rest of us, still wants to shed some of the extra pounds she has. After some hard work, it's clear that her regiment is working, because McCarthy is looking slim in her new movie trailers.