Melissa McCarthy: Motherhood Has Made Her Less Insecure About Her Appearance

Emmy-winning Mike & Molly starlet Melissa McCarthy seems to have a lot of her plate these days!

Not only has the 41-year-old Bridesmaids actress teamed up with The Help‘s writer-director Tate Thomas to write a dark comedy but she’s also co-writing a movie with Bridesmaids writer Annie Mumolo, launching her own plus-size fashion line, and hosting an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live – just to name a few!

While things may be busy for the comedian at work, nothing trumps her favorite past time of being mom to daughters Vivian, 4, and Georgette, 1½.

Since becoming a mom, the actress claims she has been less bothered by criticism of her physical appearance and less insecure about her looks.

“The stupid stuff like what I wear or how I look I can’t control, so I just try not to give too much energy to it,” Melissa explains to People. “At 20, I would have been like: ‘Don’t they like me? Was it my hair?’ At 41, I think the things that define me, I hope, are a lot more than those kinds of petty things.” 

Sick and tired of trying to fit into something to wear for the red carpet events, Melissa decided the launch her own clothing line for plus-size figures, which she is co-designing with couturier Daniella Pearl.

“Trying to find stuff that’s still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible,” she jokes. “It’s either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle.”

Be sure to tune into SNL this Saturday to watch Melissa in action!

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Loved her in Gilmore Girls


Would you please stop referring to long established actresses (and this one is over 40 to boot) as starlets. Maybe, your staff should look up the word in the dictionary for future references.


Thank god, I’m not the only one who noticed this (and gets annoyed by it…).

@CBS: according to merriam-webster, a starlet is ‘a young movie actress being coached and publicized for starring roles’. Also found: ‘a young and inexperienced actress who is projected as a potential star’.
However, recently you’ve referred to actresses Jennifer Garner, January Jones, Sara Ramirez, Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker and Constance Zimmer as being starlets. Among many, many others.
Seems like you’re favourite word of the year.
It’s not mine, and quite frankly: I find it offending to these, as previous poster wrote: long established actresses.


She is one of the best actress’s out there right now!!! I cried when she won the Emmy…she totally deserved it:) I love her daughter’s names…my daughter’s middle name is Vivian:)


Love her!! So happy she won the Emmy!