Melissa McCarthy Flaunts Fifty-Pound Lesser Body at SXSW

By Florida Mae Acampado | 2 years ago
Melissa McCarthy Flaunts Fifty-Pound Lesser Body at SXSW

Nothing beats the happiness of a personal achievement. Of course, it’ll be such a waste if you don’t tell anyone about it. So Melissa McCarthy preferred showing her personal achievement of losing nearly 50 pounds while on the red carpet.

On Sunday, March 15, Melissa McCarthy turned heads as she stepped up on the red carpet of the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, where the movie premiere of her latest comedy action movie “Spy” was held. And this is not just because she’s among the said movie’s stars. This is because she became more noticeably slender and healthy-looking than ever. It was later revealed that she had lost around 50 pounds.


In a previous interview with Good Housekeeping, McCarthy admitted that she’s actually a tennis player and also does Pilates. She also eats healthy, so she doesn’t worry too much about her weight. She even added that her size and age are irrelevant when it comes to her work. “I’ve never been interested in playing the boring ingénue. I always wonder, ‘Who’s her weird friend?’ I like the oddballs,” she said.

But like every mom post-pregnancy, McCarthy committed herself to shedding off the extra pounds she got, though she had some problems at first. Apparently, her post-pregnancy back pains grew worse when she went right back to work after giving birth, to the point that she nearly had to get under the knife to rectify the problem. Fortunately, she started on Pilates and was able to get by. Through here, McCarthy left a message, simply saying “It’s what’s inside that counts.”

As of the moment, McCarthy is busy with work on her upcoming fashion line. Last Friday, March 13, Women’s Wear Daily reported of McCarthy, in partnership with Sunrise Brands,  releasing her new collection ‘Melissa McCarthy Seven7’ in stores in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. this coming fall, as well as opening an e-commerce site for the said line.

With regards to her onscreen work, McCarthy’s latest movie, “Spy” will be released in the US on June 5. Aside from that, she is also on board for the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie remake.

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