Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actress Melissa McCarthy, who is launching her own plus-size clothing line with apparel company Sunrise Brands, is aware that she doesn’t always look her best. But she insists she is no longer concerned with other people’s perceptions about her.
“I have caught my reflection and thought, Oof. That girl is struggling. That girl is tired. I’ve had mornings where I’m like, ‘Oh God, I have weird hair. I look like Fraggle Rock’.
“(But) who cares if my eyes are puffy because I ate 44 almonds last night? Or my legs are short? To my core, I don’t care … I’ve let go of that quest for perfection,” McCarthy said.
The “Tammy” actress also revealed that she was inspired to design the line as she was sick of feeling segregated from other shoppers because of her dress size, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“People don’t stop at size 12! I feel like there’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number. (Malls) segregate plus-size,” she said.
“It’s an odd thing that you can’t go shopping with your friends because your store is upstairs hidden by the tire section, ‘We’ll put you gals over there because we don’t want to see you and you probably don’t want to be seen’,” she added.
The 44-year-old actress added that she has put all her efforts into the collection, which consists of 80 pieces, from sizes 4 to 28.
“It’s pretty consuming. My problem is, I don’t hand things off very well. I just figure if it has my name on it and I want to make people feel good about wearing it, I can’t pass it off,” McCarthy told More magazine.