Emmy Winner and Bridesmaids Scene-Stealer Melissa McCarthy Is Designing a Plus-Size Line So She Doesn't Have to Feel Like a '98-Year-Old Woman or a 14-Year-Old Hooker'

Melissa McCarthy, newly-minted Emmy winner and hands-down the funniest character in Bridesmaids, has a meaty feature in the Hollywood Reporter. In it she talks about her upcoming projects--lots of new movies, and an SNL hosting gig, yay!--but what really caught our eye was an item about her design ambitions. She designed her own Emmy gown, telling the Hollywood Reporter that after looking at "9 million dresses with taffeta or shiny bows," she gave in to a design passion she's had since she was a teen, getting some help from dressmaker Daniella Pearl. And she's not stopping at that one dress: she's planning to launch a whole plus-size line. "Trying to find stuff that's still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It's either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle," the 41-year-old mom of two said.
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Melissa McCarthy, newly-minted Emmy winner and hands-down the funniest character in Bridesmaids, has a meaty feature in the Hollywood Reporter. In it she talks about her upcoming projects--lots of new movies, and an SNL hosting gig, yay!--but what really caught our eye was an item about her design ambitions. She designed her own Emmy gown, telling the Hollywood Reporter that after looking at "9 million dresses with taffeta or shiny bows," she gave in to a design passion she's had since she was a teen, getting some help from dressmaker Daniella Pearl. And she's not stopping at that one dress: she's planning to launch a whole plus-size line. "Trying to find stuff that's still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It's either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle," the 41-year-old mom of two said.
*Photo: Getty

*Photo: Getty

Melissa McCarthy, newly-minted Emmy winner and hands-down the funniest character in Bridesmaids, has a meaty feature in the Hollywood Reporter. In it she talks about her upcoming projects--lots of new movies, and an SNL hosting gig, yay!--but what really caught our eye was an item about her design ambitions.

She designed her own Emmy gown, telling the Hollywood Reporter that after looking at "9 million dresses with taffeta or shiny bows," she gave in to a design passion she's had since she was a teen, getting some help from dressmaker Daniella Pearl. And she's not stopping at that one dress: she's planning to launch a whole plus-size line. "Trying to find stuff that's still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It's either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle," the 41-year-old mom of two said.

We couldn't be happier for McCarthy, especially since she first hit our consciousness as the subject of that ugly "anti-fat" rant from a Marie Claire blogger last year.

Now watch this clip of Melissa on Ellen, which includes what is arguably the funniest scene in any movie ever.