Melissa McCarthy Shares Weight Struggles

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Melissa McCarthy Laughing All the Way

Melissa McCarthy has found fame in both the TV and movie arenas, but even this fun-loving actress admits she struggles with body image issues.

The Bridesmaids star, 42, tells the December issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, "Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size six and I never had to give [my weight] a single thought."

McCarthy, who also stars in the CBS show Mike and Molly about a couple who meet at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting, adds, "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."

The actress has two daughters Vivian, five, and two-year-old Georgette with her husband actor Ben Falcone (who starred as her love interest in Bridesmaids).

"I don't really know why I'm not thinner than I am," McCarthy admits. "I don’t really drink soda; I don't have a sweet tooth, and we eat healthfully at home."

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"Pretty much everyone I know, no matter what size, is trying some system," she continues. "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?"

In addition to her budding acting career, McCarthy is currently working on a plus-size clothing line. "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.'"

Good Housekeeping hits newsstands Nov. 13. 


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