Melissa McCarthy is on the cover April’s Redbook Magazine, breaking hearts and taking names!
SheÃ¢â¬â¢s promoting her film The Boss costarring Kristen Bell, which is out April 6th and her clothing line, which isn’t plus-sized specifically, just offers more range in the larger sizes. But she didn’t just promote her projects- she got REAL about feminism, body image, and her kids. Here are the highlights:
On talking to her daughters about body image
Ã¢â¬ÅGive me your best punch in the face, and IÃ¢â¬â¢ll take that punch, rather than have my kid feel bad about herselfÃ¢â¬Â¦.ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s an epidemic in our country of girls and women feeling bad about themselves based on what .5% of the human race looks like. It starts very young. My message is that as long as everybodyÃ¢â¬â¢s healthy, enjoy and embrace whatever body type you have.Ã¢â¬Â
Her thoughts on young women who say, Ã¢â¬ÅI am not a feministÃ¢â¬Â
Ã¢â¬ÅI always think, Ã¢â¬ËOh, that sounds so dumb.Ã¢â¬â¢ And I donÃ¢â¬â¢t mean that in a hateful way. It just sounds so ill-informed. Do you think women should be paid less? You donÃ¢â¬â¢t believe in equality for women? I think people have worked hard to put a negative spin on the word.Ã¢â¬Â
Why we should stop judging each other
Ã¢â¬ÅWith women, thereÃ¢â¬â¢s this constant weird cultural thing where weÃ¢â¬â¢re always supposed to be comparing ourselves with one another. Who wore it best? Whose buttÃ¢â¬â¢s better? Instead, how about if everyone wins? How intensely boring would it be if we were all the same?Ã¢â¬Â
On the importance of all women feeling comfortable and stylish in their clothes
Ã¢â¬ÅA good portion of women in America are size 14 and higher. I just try to make clothing thatÃ¢â¬â¢ll make all women feel really goodÃ¢â¬Â¦.When I feel good about my clothes, IÃ¢â¬â¢m more patient with my kids. I donÃ¢â¬â¢t beep at the guy in his car texting in front of me. I look at the world a little differently. The small happy moments add up. A little bit of joy goes a long way.Ã¢â¬Â
Lot of wisdom gong on up in here. I’m excited to see her movie but I also kinda dig her clothing line– she’s got some seriously cute stuff up in there.
What do YOU think of her interview?