Melissa McCarthy Reveals Plus-Sized Clothing Line Inspiration in Redbook July 2014

Posted Wednesday June 4, 2014 11:43 AM GMT

She's always making us laugh on the big and small screen and now Melissa McCarthy is bringing her humor to the July 2014 issue of Redbook magazine.

Rocking a collection of darling duds from Marina Rinaldi, ASOS and H&M, the "Bridesmaids" beauty opened up about the inspiration behind her plus-size clothing line and her marriage to fellow actor Ben Falcone.

Check out highlights from Melissa's interview below and for more, head over to Redbook!

On why she felt the need to start a line of plus-size clothing:
“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.”

On how she was very gothic in college:
“I wore white kabuki makeup, had blue-black hair. At one point I shaved an inch and a half around my hairline and continued the white makeup up so it made my head look slightly deformed. I thought it was hilarious. [Laughs] I was in a little town and I just got a kick out of it. I was never sullen. I was a terrible punk—I was still so chatty.”

On her oldest daughter catching on to the more glamorous aspects of her occupation:
“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.’”

How her marriage to Ben Falcone stays so solid:
“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.”

Photo Credit: Matt Jones for Redbook