We fell in love with Melissa McCarthy in the movie Bridesmaids, and she continues to win us over with her positive outlook on life as she opens up in this month's Good Housekeeping magazine.
On being a positive role model to her daughters (Vivian, 5, and Georgette, 2-1/2):
“Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size 6 and I never had to give [my weight] a single thought. 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.“
On her new clothes line that is in development:
“I am plus-size, and the things out there are made either for a 16-year-old hooker or an 89-year-old grandmother of the bride — and they're made from the material used for haircutting capes. The fabric has to be better, the cuts have to be better, and I want [the collection to be made] in the United States. I have no problem saying that an item might cost $11 more than the shirt down the street; it will last longer, and it will fit and look better.“
On not dwelling on the numbers on the scale:
“It's something I'm always working on. I don't know why I'm not thinner than I am. I don't really drink soda; I don't have a sweet tooth, and we eat healthfully at home. We're all weird for broccoli and pureed-vegetable soup, which we almost always have a big pot of in the fridge — it's so good!“
On surviving on no sleep:
“Once you have little kids, it's kind of like survival mode for your sleep. They still get up every day at 5 a.m. I'm now down for the count usually by 9 or 9:30 p.m., but it's never continuous sleep. And then sometimes I wake up too early, and I'll go watch a little HGTV; I can look at houses and find it mind-blowingly relaxing. Luckily, I've convinced myself I don't need that much sleep, but I don't know if that's actually true.“
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