Melissa McCarthy's Emotional Interview: Finding Love, Coping with Critics and Becoming a Star – Her Way

Melissa McCarthy has always cried easily – but never as much as she did as a young, struggling actress.

“In my 20s I used to cry about why I wasn’t thinner or prettier, but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like: ‘I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes …,’ ” she recalls in PEOPLE’s new cover story. “I was an idiot … It’s a decade of tears.”

Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy Top List of Most-Liked Summer Movie Actresses

It’s official: Everybody loves Jennifer Lawrence.

At least, according to, which dubbed the 23-year-old X-Men star the most-liked summer movie actress.

Looking at the leading ladies of the summer’s biggest films, the website ranked them by Q Score, a metric used in Hollywood to quantify how favorably audiences respond to celebrities.