We know Melissa Mccarthy for her for her bubbly characters in movies like Bridesmaids, Tammy and The Heat. However, just recently, she has managed to lose a whopping 75 lbs!
This weight loss comes as a transformation for her role in latest biographical drama, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
While attending the Saturday Night Live after party in Manhattan on May 14, 2017 in New York City. (Source: Robert Kamau/GC Images)
At “The Heat” Press Conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on June 23, 2013 in New York City. (Source: Vera Anderson/WireImage).
She has been on a journey to lose weight for quite some time now. Despite a tremendous amount of weight she has shed, she decided to transform herself at a slow and healthy pace. She also said that her weight will keep fluctuating and that she is not obsessed with being incredibly thin.
At the Los Angeles Premiere “CHiPS” at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Source: Getty Images)
Looks completely unrecognizable in her new photos. (Source: Instagram/Melissa McCarthy)
According to her, a perfect figure is just a myth and said, ““I know some of those women in those magazines, who get called perfect or whose butt is supposedly better, and often they don’t even look like that in person.”
Talking to Refinery29, the actress said, “I’ll be up, I’ll be down, probably for the rest of my life. The thing is, if that is the most interesting thing about me, I need to go have a lavender farm in Minnesota and give this up.”
“If I, off the top of my head, name 20 of the most amazing women in my life, it’s all shapes, sizes, ages, colors, jobs. I can only go off my reality. What people pass off as ‘normal’, I just have to keep in my head that it’s bullshit,” she added.
She will be playing the role of author in her new movie, ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ (Source: Instagram/Melissa McCarthy)
She surely is a multi-talented person; she writes, produces, and stars in top class Hollywood comedies, and is now set to try something completely different.
For her new movie, she will assume a role of author turned into literary falsifier; Lee Israel, who wrote biographies of influential women like Katharine Hepburn and Estee Lauder in the 60s-80s.
Her new movie is completely different from her previous projects. (Source: Instagram/Melissa McCarthy
The movie is completely different from Melissa’s previous projects and portrays the story of the down-and-out writer. Israel chooses to indulge in crime, once her profession dries up in the early 90s. While she struggles to make a handsome earning, she starts to sell forged letters apparently written by renowned writers, playwrights and actors In order to pay her rent, and her decision doesn’t end up well.
Hats off to Melissa McCarthy for losing an incredible amount of weight to fit in the role for a movie. It shows her dedication towards her profession.
The movie is set to be released in October of this year.