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Melissa McCarthy Talks Weight Struggles in Her Twenties

Melissa McCarthy Yu Tsai for More

Melissa McCartney can laugh about pretty much anything and a big part of that comes from being comfortable in her own skin.

But that wasn't always the case. "I've been every size in the world. Parts of my twenties, I was in great shape, but I didn't appreciate it. If I was a 6 or an 8, I thought 'why aren't I a 2 or a 4?" the funnygal tells More magazine. "I bought into it—I should be taller, thinner, have better hair. But that's part of being young."

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But that was then. Currently the actress proudly flashes her signature grin on the July issue, sharing, "Now, especially with kids, you lose any sense of time or energy to worry about all the little stuff."

As for the big stuff, like say, starring in The Heat with Sandra Bullock, Melissa's not sweating that either. She was far too busy perfecting her role.

"The goal is always that the characters are grounded. I like to play an eccentric version of people, but I never like to be wacky, wacky, look how crazy I am."

Crazy? Nah. Hilarious? Yes.

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