As fantastic as Melissa McCarthy was in Bridesmaids (hint: pretty hot damn fantastic), in my heart, she will always be The Original Sookeh, and thus, will always be The Best.
She is also The Best because every single interview I read with her makes me just plain LIKE her. And then I want to use stupid cliched adjectives like “normal” and “down-to-earth” and “refreshing” and shit. But gosh darn it, it’s the truth. Melissa McCarthy seems like a really normal, non-insane Hollywood type and is very down-to-earth and refreshing. Like if Sookie St. James up there put those cucumber slices in some water and gave you some. Right before cracking out the margaritas, that is.
Melissa is interviewed in this month’s Good Housekeeping and yeah, OF COURSE they have to get on the topic of her weight. Which: *makes wet fart noises*
“Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size six and I never had to give [my weight] a single thought,” the Emmy-winning “Mike & Molly” star explains. “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.”
McCarthy is married to fellow actor Ben Falcone and the couple have two daughters, Vivian, 5, and Georgette, 2. But despite running after two little kids, eating healthy and attending Pilates classes and tennis lessons on a daily basis, she admits she can’t shed the pounds.
“I don’t really know why I’m not thinner than I am,” she says, adding, “I don’t really drink soda; I don’t have a sweet tooth, and we eat healthfully at home.”
ZOMG, someone admitting that sometimes you can do everything “right” and “healthy” and still be bigger than one of those toothpick girls who are all, “I love ice cream and cheeseburgers and eat them all the time! I hate working out! I just take the stairs once or twice a month!”
“Pretty much everyone I know, no matter what size, is trying some system,” McCarthy, who’s currently designing a plus-size clothing line, explains. “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?”
McCarthy continues, “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.’”
Body acceptance? Blasphemy! BURN THE WITCH.
What I would really LOVE — lovelovelove — is if people interviewing McCarthy would also have other things to think about, and ask her about, besides her weight. Like maybe now that 30 Rock and (maybe) Parks & Recreation are ending and Up All Night is getting retooled and (probably) ruined, she should consider leaving the meh-ness of Mike & Molly and instead create a show starring herself, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph and THE COMEDY FABRIC OF THE UNIVERSE WOULD EXPLODE INTO A TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT OF AWESOME.
Visual Simulation of Said Hypothetical TV Show, Which Would Also Be The Best