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.”