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Melissa McCarthy Couldn't Get Any Designer to Make Her Oscars Dress 2 Years Ago

Melissa McCarthy Couldn't Get Any Designer to Make Her Oscars Dress 2 Years Ago

Melissa McCarthy gets silly with her hubby Ben Falcone for Redbook magazine’s July 2014 issue, on newsstands June 10.

Here’s what the 43-year-old funny lady had to share with the mag:

On why she started a plus sized clothing line: “When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers—very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people—and they all said no.” (See her Oscars red carpet photos here)

On her daughter becoming interested in the limelight: “She asked me, ‘Are you famous?’ And I said to her, ‘Famous doesn’t mean anything. Just because people know my face doesn’t mean they know us or that it makes us any more interesting or better.’”

On her marriage to Ben: “We have a great marriage, and outside forces can’t really change that. Success doesn’t define us, even though we love what we do. The important thing is our family and kids. I see teenagers or people who are 21 and think, I was an idiot at that age. I was running around New York like a crazy woman. Thank God I only had three and a half cents to my name. I was too immature to handle success then.”

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Credit: Matt Jones/Redbook
Posted to: Ben Falcone, Magazine, Melissa McCarthy

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  • zippy12

    Yeah, i can imagine…where in the hell were they gonna find a hundred yards of fabric?

  • Hey Zippy

    U r an utter a$$hole

  • Tyla

    I adore this woman! @zippy12: You piece of sh!t. I dare you to get out from behind your computer and say that to her face. She’d knock your a55 out.

  • troll

    I was going to say something insulting about her weight then i realized that i like this woman.

  • Tasha

    Melissa is one of the BEST comedic actresses in Hollywood today. I love her! She’s funny, beautiful, smart and makes terrific movies! Her appearances on Ellen are HILARIOUS!!!!!

  • Kristen

    @zippy12 I bet it’s easier to find hundreds of yards of fabric than if is to find inch-long condoms. Right, Peanut?

  • Tina

    @zippy12: Ha ha zippy, I was thinking the same thing!

  • Cate

    Was this when she was nominated? That is sad that she couldn’t get a dress from high end designers as an Oscar nominee but I’m sure they would have been falling all over themselves to dress irrelevant coathanger starlets like Jessica Alba or Blake Lively.

  • DarkEmpress

    @Kristen Good one! #cosign

  • Pretty Ka

    @Cate: That is very dissapointing! If these designers were really as talented as they believe themselves to be, they’d happily come up with something for Melissa and make her look stunning, just as they do for other ladies on the red carpet.

  • soy

    @Kristen: joke’s on you. length doesn’t when choosing condoms, width does.

  • soy