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'Mike & Molly' Star Melissa McCarthy To Launch Plus-Size Clothing Line (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 09/30/2011 1:48 pm Updated: 11/30/2011 4:12 am

"Mike & Molly" star Melissa McCarthy had a winning night at the Emmys two weeks ago, when she picked up the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy.

But turns out the plus-size comedic actress, also known for her scene-stealing role in "Bridesmaids," had trouble finding a red-carpet-worthy gown for the big event.

McCarthy told The Hollywood Reporter:

Trying to find stuff that's still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It's either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle.

So, she took matters into her own hands, collaborating with dressmaker Daniella Pearl on a royal purple design for the momentous occasion.

And now, the paper reports that McCarthy is even planning to launch a plus-size clothing line for other women faced with similar concerns.

We're looking forward to seeing what she comes up with in time for awards season 2012 -- especially if she's a nominee. We'd love to see her in another bold-hued frock of her own creation ("intensely uncomfortable undergarments" optional).

Check out how stylish McCarthy always is on the red carpet:

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