Melissa McCarthy Doesn't Want To Be Perfect

Read on for some amazing life lessons from a true queen, Melissa McCarthy

Let's all just listen to Melissa McCarthy the next time our internal voice is telling us we're not good enough. Why? Because, a) she's a godess (duh), and b) she's learned it's impossible to be perfect.

"Pre-kids, I'd cook for 50 people," she told More. "I'd have schedules, time charts. Being in my forties, I can finally relax. I've learned that you can order pizza and have your friends over, and it's just as fun because nobody cares. Nobody wants to be around you if you've been up since 3 a.m. brining a chicken. I've let go of that quest for perfection."

That's a lesson she's actually hoping to pass down to her own daughters.

"I have caught my reflection and thought, 'Oof. That girl is struggling. That girl is tired,'" she explained. "I've had mornings where I'm like, 'Oh God, I have weird hair. I look like Fraggle Rock. Why am I so puffy? What did I eat?' [But] who cares if my eyes are puffy because I ate 44 almonds last night? Or my legs are short? To my core, I don't care."

McCarthy has also begun talking to her kids, eight-year-old Vivian and five-year-old Georgette (with husband Ben Falcone), about feminism, too. (Told you she was a godess-meets-queen.)

"When I told my daughters there had never been a female president, they were like, 'What! How is that possible?' I have an overactive sense of justice. I want women to realize you don't have to work for the company. You can run the company. I want the scope for them to be endless."

BLESS.

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