Mom-of-two Melissa McCarthy opens up about her weight in the latest issue of Good Housekeeping. “Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size six and I never had to give [my weight] a single thought,” the Bridesmaids star admits.
“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,” she adds.
The Gilmore Girls alum, who has two daughters Vivian, 5, and 2-year-old Georgette with her actor hubby Ben Falcone, plays tennis and does Pilates to keep fit and leads a healthy lifestyle.
“I don’t really know why I’m not thinner than I am,” she says. “I don’t really drink soda; I don’t have a sweet tooth, and we eat healthfully at home.”
The Oscar-nominated actress knows she’s not the only woman who struggles with body image.
“Pretty much everyone I know, no matter what size, is trying some system,” she shares. “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?”
She adds: “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.’”
The funnylady’s latest flick, Identify Thief, also stars Jason Bateman and Amanda Peet, hitting theaters on February 8, 2013.