- Melissa McCarthy, the cover star of People magazine’s 2023 Beautiful Issue, talks about the significance of the recognition to her and her personal journey towards self-acceptance.
- Melissa highlights the importance of inclusivity, saying “we need it. We crave it” and that “let’s just all be kind to each other.”
- The actress also shares her one simple rule of life: Just be kind.
Melissa McCarthy, the cover star of People magazine’s 2023 Beautiful Issue, has expressed her belief that inclusivity is crucial. In an interview with People, she talked about the significance of the recognition to her and her personal journey towards self-acceptance.
Melissa McCarthy’s Reaction to Being the Cover Star of People’s Beautiful Issue
Starting off with disbelief at being the cover star for People, Melissa first joked, “Did my mom and my dad have the two main votes?”. However, the Little Mermaid actress then elaborated on the significance of this recognition to her. “I thought the younger version of myself or everybody out there who isn’t the youngest or whatever… I felt like it was saying something really lovely to my younger self, to my 20-year-old self,” she says. “And maybe to other people, too.”
The Significance of the Recognition to Melissa McCarthy
Melissa remembered how she tried the trends of her time to fit in but it didn’t work out because she wasn’t cut out to be that way. “And then came the Mohawks and the blue hair. I mean, on the outside, I was a really good punk and gothic kid, but then I was terrible because I was really chatty. So I looked like I was going to maybe get into a fist fight. And then I was like, ‘Hi! What’s your name?'” Melissa also said that for her, inclusivity is “not just wonderful, we need it. We crave it. It’s like everybody just, you want to be loved. I want to be loved.”
Melissa McCarthy’s Personal Journey Towards Self-Acceptance
The actress also talked about her personal journey towards self-acceptance. “I have spent so many years beating up on myself and thinking, ‘Why can’t you lose that weight?’ or ‘Why can’t you have clearer skin?'” she says. “I look back on pictures of myself when I was younger, and I’m like, ‘You were so beautiful, and you didn’t even know it.'”
Melissa McCarthy on the Importance of Inclusivity
Melissa also highlighted the importance of inclusivity. “I think inclusivity is not just wonderful, we need it,” she says. “It’s like everybody just, you want to be loved. I want to be loved. And it’s like, let’s just all be kind to each other. Let’s just all take a minute and breathe.”
Melissa McCarthy’s Rule of Life: Just Be Kind
The actress, now 52, has one simple rule of life: Just be kind. “I think there’s a way to say everything. And sometimes, you have to take a minute and go, ‘Okay, what’s the right way to say this?'” she says. “Just be kind. It’s not that hard.”
Melissa McCarthy FAQs
What did Melissa McCarthy say about being the cover star of People’s Beautiful Issue?
Melissa first joked about whether her parents had the two main votes but later said it was saying something lovely to her younger self and others who are not the youngest.
What is Melissa McCarthy’s personal journey towards self-acceptance?
The actress has spent years beating up on herself, but she looks back on pictures of herself when she was younger and realizes how beautiful she was, and she didn’t even know it.
What is Melissa McCarthy’s rule of life?
The actress’s one simple rule of life is to be kind. She believes there is a way to say everything, and sometimes, it takes a minute to figure out the right way to say it, but it’s not that hard to be kind.