Melissa McCarthy Interview – Clothing Line to Come!

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Melissa McCarthy (Sookie on Gilmore Girls)sat down with Parade to talk about her hit comedy, Mike and Molly, and what it’s like to be a mom of two little girls. We also learn a lot of new things about Melissa – such as her dream to be a clothing designer!

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Melissa grew up dreaming of being a clothing designer in New York. She was lead cheerleader at one point, goth at another. And full-on goth too, with a cape! “I thought it was hilarious. People didn’t know what to do with me.” You’ll be glad to know, Melissa is working on a clothing line!!

“I’m working on a plus-size line. I’m at a size where it’s hard to find something that doesn’t make me look like Ann B. Davis [Alice on The Brady Bunch]. God bless her. I love that woman, but I don’t want to dress like her.”

But, acting found her first, with comedy. After moving to New York with no money, her best friend told her to do stand-up comedy:

“I had no idea what I was doing—I had never even been to a club. He dressed me in a gold swing coat, and I had a huge red wig and giant shoes. I was like a short drag queen! And I went up there and just told stories about being tall, pretty, and wealthy in Manhattan.”

Melissa talks about Mike & Molly, about the workload of being a lead (bonus: billboards!), and how, in real-life at home, she’s more like Mike: “I don’t relate to it because I’m always the one screwing up in my relationship and my husband’s this calm, smart, funny guy.”

Speaking of funny, Melissa shares a funny aspect of being a mom (and one I can relate to as well!): “I haven’t used the bathroom alone in three years. Ever. There’s always a knock on the door.”

Photo by John Russo

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3 thoughts on “Melissa McCarthy Interview – Clothing Line to Come!

  • November 8, 2011 at 3:59 pm
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    I am excited and cannot wait to be able to buy from her clothing line!

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  • October 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm
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    I like molly she’s funny I cannot wait to buy her clothing line when it comes.

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  • December 30, 2014 at 10:37 pm
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    Melissa is the only one who can get my mom to perk up from her depression. I can’t wait till her new line to come out. I know she will love it too.

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