McCarthy was 'nervous' about buzzy 'Elle' cover shoot
05:00 AM, Oct 17, 2013
Elle magazine’s latest suite of covers for its annual Women in Hollywood issue features a group of six diverse and talented beauties: Penelope Cruz, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Marion Cotillard, Naomie Harris and Melissa McCarthy.
It is McCarthy’s cover, however, that’s causing some controversy.
While her fellow cover girls showed flashes of skin in form-fitting dresses, crop tops and bodysuits, McCarthy appeared in a knee-skimming dress covered with an oversized trench coat.
The editorial move has some style watchers upset that a full-figured woman seems to be treated differently from her thinner counterparts.
The flap doesn’t seem to be affecting McCarthy, though. In fact, she’s just happy to be included.
“Listen, until I am stopped at the gate I’m going to keep showing up,” she told omg! Insider when they asked about the buzz surrounding the cover.
She did admit to being a little starstruck by the experience, though.
”(Elle is) a magazine I grew up with and I hadn’t done anything quite like that. I was nervous,” she said of the sultry shoot. “It was kind of amazing.”