Melissa McCarthy: I Couldn't Find Anybody to Dress Me For the Oscars

By JACKIE WILLIS

June 04, 2014

Melissa McCarthy is starting her own plus-size line after admitting that she has trouble finding styles to fit her frame.

Covering the July 2014 issue of Redbook magazine, on newsstands June 10th, the Tammy star revealed that when she was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for her role in Bridesmaids, she didn't know what she was going to wear. "When I go shopping, most of the time I'm disappointed," the 43-year-old 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."

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Prior to finding fashions for red carpets, McCarthy admitted she rocked the Goth look in college. "I wore white kabuki makeup, had blue-black hair. At one point I shaved an inch and a half around my hairline and continued the white makeup up so it made my head look slightly deformed. I thought it was hilarious. [Laughs] I was in a little town and I just got a kick out of it. I was never sullen. I was a terrible punk--I was still so chatty."



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