Melissa McCarthy Quotes

Melissa McCarthy Quotes On Body Image

I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that’s someone who’s in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot. I laugh my head off every day with my husband and my kids who are mooning me and singing me songs.

It’s like I’m managing to achieve all this success in spite of my affliction … Would you ever put that in the headline for a male star?

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.

I’ve been every size in the world. Parts of my 20s, 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?” Now I feel like I have two great kids and the dreamiest husband on the planet, and everything else is just a work in progress.

In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like: ‘I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes …

Melissa McCarthy Quotes On Character

Once you start writing a character visually, you’re in trouble.

I’m certainly not shy, but I like playing it because I love those characters that are incredibly confident but really still a mess.

I do think comedy needs to be a living thing, but I think without a great script and fully realized characters, you cannot keep it living. Otherwise it just becomes long and rambling indulgent.

I think if anyone tells

I think if anyone tells you the odds are slim, just keep walking. Just do whatever the hell you want to do, because they don’t know what they’re talking about. When you love something, and you work really really hard at it, you can do it.

I’ve never felt like I needed to change. I’ve always thought, ‘If you want somebody different, pick somebody else.’

There’s a greatness in not caring what people think

“I’m a bit obsessed with women that are so incredibly solid in their shoes that they don’t care what other people think of them. I just think there’s something so interesting about that kind of confidence.”

“Hollywood wants to make women so perfect. Perfect hair. Perfect job. Perfect manners… I know some of the most beautiful women, and they are so weird. That’s what makes them funny and captivating.”

“I don’t associate with people who blame the world for their problems. You are your problem. You are also your solution.”

“When someone really believes in what they’re saying, but it’s crazy, it’s like my favorite thing on earth.”

“When someone really believes in what they’re saying, but it’s crazy, it’s like my favorite thing on earth.”

Comedy to me is all about

“Comedy to me is all about the bumps and bruises and weird tics.”

“I could eat healthier, I could drink less. I should be learning another language and working out more, but I’m just always saying, ‘Ah, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow.'”

Even when someone gets

“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.”

“It’s like I’m managing to achieve all this success in spite of my affliction … Would you ever put that in the headline for a male star?”

“I’m always tinkering with something – suddenly I’ll think I can work with wood, but then I’ll realize I can’t, so I go back to sewing.”

“I don’t like to do anything that’s mean spirited just because I don’t find it funny. I’d rather be the jackass than makes fun of somebody else. It just seems too cheap and easy.”

“I think the reason I’m an actress is because I love playing kind of a more extreme people.”

“I watch HGTV like a maniac, and when it’s bad, it’s like some crazy college guy watching a football game.”

I don't really know

“I don’t really know why I’m not thinner than I am.”

“I’ve been every size in the world. Parts of my 20s, 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?” Now I feel like I have two great kids and the dreamiest husband on the planet, and everything else is just a work in progress.”

“It’s funny; as I get older I’m reverting to my roots – I want to plant stuff.”

“I ran right back to work. My back was just destroyed after pregnancy. I almost had to have surgery, until I did Pilates and rebuilt my body.”

“You can’t just play crazy. It makes you push yourself to stay in the realm of reality. And when you do that, it’s a lot funnier. That’s my favorite, when you think it’s a real strange person and not just someone being wacky.”

“In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like: ‘I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes …”

“Part of being young is you thinking that gaining 6 lbs. Is the end of the world”

To me, having 500 rolls

“To me, having 500 rolls of fabric around is the most calming thing in the world. I think it’s what football is to some guys.”

“I’ve always had mostly gay male friends.”

“I don’t know any neighborhoods where everyone’s walking around in seven-inch heels and perfect makeup.”

“Once you start writing a character visually, you’re in trouble.”

“I do think comedy needs to be a living thing, but I think without a great script and fully realized characters, you cannot keep it living. Otherwise it just becomes long and rambling indulgent.”

“In terms of threshold, as long as it’s based in reality, you can go pretty far, as long as you buy that it’s really happening.”

“I’ve never been interested in playing the boring ingenue.”

“When I believe in something, I’m like a dog with a bone.”

“I am not a princess, I don’t want to be referred to as a princess – I find that super creepy.”