When it comes to bold red carpet choices, nobody does it better than Melissa McCarthy! Unsurprisingly, the actress’ sparkly jumpsuit at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards was no exception. Scroll through the gallery below to see all of the fabulous snapshots.
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Da, da, damn, Melissa! This striking ensemble designed by Talbot Runhof pretty much fit the 48-year-old like a glove. To be fair, we aren’t entirely surprised by how great Melissa looks. After all, do you remember her pantsuit and cape at the Oscars? *Italian chef’s kiss.*
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Speaking of Melissa’s look at the Oscars, a lot of people noticed that the starlet looked much slimmer. As it happens, the same goes for the MTV event! The Gilmore Girls alum seems happier and healthier than ever. “It may be the best thing I’ve ever done,” Melissa previously told Life & Style of her 75-pound weight loss. “I feel amazing!”
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Question is, how did Melissa manage to lose all of the weight? “I truly stopped worrying about it,” she admitted. “I think there’s something to kinda loosening up and not being so nervous and rigid about it that, bizarrely, has worked.” Good for you, girl!
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Despite embracing a healthier lifestyle, Melissa still often reflects on the despicable fat-shaming that occurs in Hollywood. “I do remember another interview I did for Bridesmaids with somebody who later lost his job for a conversation he had on a bus with someone else,” Melissa recalled to InStyle magazine of an instance that took place in 2011.
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“I won’t mention names, but just think about it … he kept asking, ‘Are you shocked that you actually work in this business at your tremendous size?’ He was like, ‘Oh, your tremendous size, you can actually work?’ I just remember all the blood drained out of me,” Melissa continued. “I thought, ‘With my tremendous size, I could tackle you so quickly.’ There were two cameras on him, and one was on me, and he went back to that question three or four times, and I just kept talking about the script or how fun Paul Feig was. He was looking around like, ‘She’s crazy.'”
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“When we left, their producer was horrified and said, ‘We’ll never play what he said. I’m so sorry.’ But it happens all the time, to the point where it’s fascinating because they don’t do it to men,” Melissa expressed. “Not to be a jerk or single him out, but when John Goodman was heavier, did anybody ever talk about his girth?”
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Ain’t that the truth? We commend Melissa’s unwavering confidence in an industry that continues to stigmatize and pigeon hole bigger women. You’re a gem. Keep killing it.