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Melissa McCarthy: Not wafer thin, and not worrying about it

November 28, 2011 |  6:46 pm

Melissa McCarthy

Sure, Melissa McCarthy would like to find herself wafer-thin one day, but for now the Emmy-winning "Mike & Molly" star says she has other, more important things to worry about.

Still, a girl can dream. 

"Yes, do I hope I wake up tomorrow and it's like, 'What's the matter with her?' I hope I wake up at like 94 pounds, but I don't think that's going to happen," McCarthy told Anderson Cooper in an interview that aired Monday.

Other things on her plate -- things that have her not worrying much about what she's putting on her plate -- include two healthy kids Viv and Georgie, a husband, her own clothing line and, well, a job.

"I'll keep working on the other," she said of her weight. "I just can't put any time to worrying about it." McCarthy, 41, says she's up and down, but much thinner than she was after her second baby.

This is also the woman who told Entertainment Weekly in October that she enjoys clothes so much, she would love the opportunity to be a hanger. "But I think I’m more confident than I've ever felt in my life." (Witness the dance-tastic "SNL" video below.)

Another star not worrying too much about working to lose weight? That'd be Hugh Jackman, who told NPR earlier this month that dancing in "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway" had him losing about three or four pounds a night.

"We started a week ago," Jackman said. "Already they've taken my pants in three times."

Here at the Ministry, we're just sayin': Best. Seamstress. Job. Ever.



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Photo: Melissa McCarthy at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 2011 Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 12. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Pres