Melissa McCarthy isn’t letting mean comments get underneath her skin.
The Heat star has finally decided to speak out about one movie critic’s ruthless opinions about her from earlier this year.
In the now famous tirade, Rex Reed of The New York Observer likened her to a “female hippo” and called her “tractor-sized” after reviewing her flick Identity Thief.
Upon reading the harsh remarks back in February, the 42-year-old says her first reaction was, “Really? Why would someone O.K. that?”
While friends and celebrities alike came to Melissa’s defense, the actress has decided to shrug off Reed’s terrible comments. The star shared that if the review had come at an earlier point in her life, "it may have crushed” her.
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She adds, articles like that “just add to all those younger girls, that are not in a place in their life where they can say, ‘That doesn’t reflect on me.’ That makes it more true. It means you don’t actually look good enough.”
Though the Bridesmaids actress was the one being targeted in the review, she reflected, “I felt really bad for someone who is swimming in so much hate. I just thought, that's someone who's in a really bad spot, and I am in such a happy spot.”
The actress and her husband, actor Ben Falcone, married in 2005 and have two daughters, 6-year-old Vivian, and 3-year-old Georgette.“I laugh my head off every day with my husband and kids who are mooning me and singing me songs,” she shares.
McCarthy stars alongside Sandra Bullock in The Heat, which hits theaters June 28.
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