The 48-year-old actress recalled several times reporters’ comments made her feel uncomfortable. Specifically, McCarthy said she’s constantly been prodded about her body — a subject, she points out, that men don’t often face.
“I do remember another interview I did for ‘Bridesmaids’ with somebody who later lost his job for a conversation he had on a bus with someone else. I won’t mention names, but just think about it. He kept asking, ‘Are you shocked that you actually work in this business at your tremendous size?'” McCarthy, who credits the 2011 romantic comedy for helping boost her career, told the magazine.
“He kept asking, ‘Are you shocked that you actually work in this business at your tremendous size?'”
At that moment, McCarthy said “all the blood drained out of [her]” but she kept her composure as cameras rolled.
“I thought, ‘With my tremendous size, I could tackle you so quickly.’ There were two cameras on him, and one was on me, and he went back to that question three or four times,” she added, noting these types of questions “happen all the time.”
“…It’s fascinating because they don’t do it to men. Not to be a jerk or single him out, but when John Goodman was heavier, did anybody ever talk about his girth?” McCarthy asked.
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