Melissa McCarthy had an interview with More Magazine where she talked about her weight and the affects it has had on her fans.
She said she has inspired many actresses to continue pursuing their passion, as she is told she has broken the barrier of the typical Hollywood actress.
"The letters I really love are from young actresses who were worried they had to fit a certain look. They say I've opened up. And I don't just mean plus-size girls. You can push things now. With all the great performances in 'Bridesmaids,' it changed how people see funny women," she said.
McCarthy said she has "been every size in the world."
She said she was in great shape in parts of her 20s, but she didn't appreciate it.
"If I was a 6 or an 8, I thought, 'Why aren't I a 2 or a 4?' Now I feel like I have two great kids and the dreamiest husband on the planet, and everything else is just a work in progress," she said.