Melissa McCarthy covers the May 2018 issue of Glamour magazine photographed by Miguel Reveriego and styled by Jillian Davison.
Success is sweeter after a long struggle: “When you spend 20 years working your butt off, you know yourself better. If you’re handed everything you want at 19 or 20, you may actually believe all of the people who are like, ‘You’re amazing.’ I think I would have been probably cuckoo [if I’d been successful] at 18. I think the best thing I could have done was struggle until I was 30. I always assume every job is my last. Twenty years of desperately trying to get a single job gets deep in your DNA.”
And fight every step of the way up: “There were some jobs when I was paid what most [of my costars were]. And then people who climbed the ladder with me were suddenly making 15 times what I made. I was like, Wait, wait, wait. I thought, This is based on bullshit. This is not based on anything factual to me. I hated that feeling of not being in control and not being able to do anything about it. I think that feeling is what keeps the fight in me.”
Cover: Yohji Yamamoto Blouse | Ariana Boussard-Reifel Earrings
1st Image: Tory Burch Dress | Ariana Boussard-Reifel Earrings | Yael Sonia Ring
2nd Image: Issey Miyake Jumpsuit | Missoni Hat | Michael Kors Bracelet | Birkenstock Sandals
[Photo Credit: Miguel Reveriego/Glamour Magazine]