Thursday, January 10, 2019

Melissa McCarthy on the February 2019 Cover of InStyle Magazine


Following her attendance at the Globes, Melissa McCarthy was revealed as the February 2019 cover star of InStyle magazines 'The Badass Women' issue. On the cover which was shot by Robbie Fimmano, Melissa is wearing MARC JACOBS SPRING 2019 and FOREVERMARK jewelry. Melissa is known for her comedic roles but it is her performance in 'Can You Forgive Me' that shows a different side to her acting chops. It is a serious role which has taken her career to new heights. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Melissa's feature, visit InStyle.com and pick up a copy on newsstand. 


MCCARTHY IN A MARC JACOBS DRESS, FOREVERMARK BY HJ NAMDAR EAR STUDS, TIFFANY & CO. BRACELETS, AND CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN PUMPS.


On doing 'Can You Forgive Me' & people's response:
It just feels so nice to do something that you like so much and had such a good time making. I’ve been weirdly lucky with liking almost everything I’ve done, but I loved [director] Marielle Heller, and I love that damn Richard E. Grant. Also, it’s a story where there’s a friendship and you feel something, and your heart feels something, and you think about the world. Not in a preachy, bullshit way, just in a really nice way. People have responded so positively. It makes me very happy, but also it gives me a boost that people still care about people.

On adjusting to her power in Hollywood:
It’s still just me. I’ve fully embraced it in terms of it can all go away as fast as it came. I know that, and I’ve seen it happen. I do feel like I work 500 percent on everything. I’m a complete obsessive. I’m in on every department. I want to talk about wigs, costumes, makeup, and construction because I love every part of it. If this all goes away and I didn’t try, I’d be, like, the dumbest idiot on earth.

On negative reviews:
It kind of breaks my heart. I always feel like those characters become so real and personal. I really get protective. Years ago I was at a press conference for either The Heat or Tammy, and somebody from a very big organization kept asking me, 'Why do you always feel the need to be so grotesque?' It was a huge interview with maybe 100 people in the room, and he was sneering. I said, 'What are we talking about? I can’t answer your question because I don’t understand it.' He goes, 'You look sloppy, you’re not wearing any makeup, your hair is not done, you’re yelling at people.' I was like, 'OK, so have you ever asked this of a guy? I’m playing a character. You need to get out more if you don’t think there are real women like that.' He goes, 'Oh, fine, I’m aggressive, call it whatever you want. If you don’t want to answer the questions, you shouldn’t come to the panel.' I was like, 'I really want to answer your questions. I’m sorry I didn’t wear makeup in a part. I’m sorry I didn’t look pleasant for you. But I also don’t think you should be here writing about movies.

On her daughters:
They’re so sweet and good and weird. We put so much care [into our family]. We’re not, like, clubbing or going to fancy restaurants. I go to bed at 8:30 every night. I’m up at 4. I’m like an old man. [My girls] aren’t a part of an L.A. scene, and I say that with no hatred for L.A. I love L.A., but they’re in bed at 8. They go to a tiny school. We drop them off. We pick them up. We’ve made the [San Fernando] Valley into a very small town. We go to the same four places.

On what badass means to her:
Badass, to me, means doing what should be done in a situation because it’s what’s needed and maybe you’re the person to do it, and if not, how do you get to the person who needs to do it? And not needing to be liked or think you need to be liked so much. I was likable, and [now] I don’t really give a shit about that.



Marc Jacobs flower neck tie and Eloquii top

Credit: InStyle


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