If you’ve ever spent a minute, an hour or a lifetime obsessing about your size, your shape, your hair or your face, you’d be in good company with Melissa McCarthy.
The Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy is certainly the exception to the rule over in glamourland (er … Hollywood) where ‘stick chick’ is the goal. Embracing her size sees her as something of a champion for plus-sized women.
Her perspective on her body has been an evolution but she’s arrived at a refreshing perspective. In a recent front cover feature in More magazine she opened up:
“I’ve been every size in the world. Parts of my twenties, I was in great shape, but I didn’t appreciate it.
If I was a 6 or an 8, I thought, why aren’t I a 2 or a 4? I bought into it—I should be taller, thinner, have better hair.
But I think that’s part of being young. Now, especially with kids, you lose any sense of time or energy to worry about all the little stuff.”
Here here we say – love your words! We all need reminders like this, to be a bit kinder on ourselves, stop and appreciate the good things we have right now instead of focusing on what we’re not, what we wish we were or what we don’t have.
Thanks Melissa! We’ll come and see your next movie. (She’ll be starring in The Heat, a buddy comedy with Sandra Bullock.)