Melissa McCarthy: No One Would Make Plus-Size Oscar Dress For Me

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By Daniel Gates

Melissa McCarthy Oscars Dress


Melissa McCarthy started a line of plus-size clothing in part because no one would make her a dress for Academy Awards.

“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed,” she tells Redbook. “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.”

That inspired McCarthy to begin her own fashion endeavor.

As for her marriage to Ben Falcone, the actress says they’ve stayed solid by staying grounded.

She tells the magazine, “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,” adds McCarthy. “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.”

Her young daughter has begun to catch onto McCarthy’s fame.

“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,’” says the actress.

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