- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 4, 2014

“Bridesmaids” actress and comedian Melissa McCarthy reveals in Redbook’s upcoming July issue that she is starting her own plus-size clothing line.

The actress tells the magazine that she has a hard time finding Hollywood designers to dress her larger frame.

“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed,” she said. “Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no.”

Mrs. McCarthy, 43, also opened up to the magazine about her marriage to Ben Falcone — who played the air marshal in “Bridesmaids” — and how she views her own success.

“Success doesn’t define us, even though we love what we do,” she said of her and her husband. “The important thing is our family and kids.”

“[My daughter] asked me, ‘Are you famous?’ And I said to her, ‘Famous doesn’t mean anything. Just because people know my face doesn’t mean they know us or that it makes us any more interesting or better,’” she said.