Bridesmaids star admits she used to cry about her weight

Melissa McCarthy became a household name thanks to her hit film Bridesmaids, but despite all of her fame and success the actress said she wasn’t always confident about herself in her early years.

“In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like: ‘I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes …I was an idiot … It’s a decade of tears.”

Melissa said she’s grown past her insecurities but is still aware of the nasty comments surrounding her acting and weight.

“I’ve never felt like I needed to change. I’ve always thought, ‘If you want somebody different, pick somebody else.’ But sure, criticism can sometimes still get to me. Some things are so malicious, they knock the wind out of you.”

Melissa said it’s thanks to her family and her supportive husband Ben Falcone that she now has more confidence in her abilities.