11/06/2012 10:06 am ET Updated Nov 08, 2012

Melissa McCarthy's Weight Struggles: Actress Wishes She 'Were Magically A Size Six'

Melissa McCarthy is one of the most successful plus-size actresses in Hollywood, but that doesn't mean she's necessarily happy about it.

In a new interview with Good Housekeeping, the "Bridesmaids" star, 42, confesses that her weight has always been a struggle.

"Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size six and I never had to give [my weight] a single thought," the Emmy-winning "Mike & Molly" star explains (via The Daily Mail). "But I am weirdly healthy, so I don’t beat myself up about it –- it wouldn’t help, and I don’t want to pass that on to my girls."

McCarthy is married to fellow actor Ben Falcone and the couple have two daughters, Vivian, 5, and Georgette, 2. But despite running after two little kids, eating healthy and attending Pilates classes and tennis lessons on a daily basis, she admits she can't shed the pounds.

"I don’t really know why I’m not thinner than I am," she says, adding, "I don’t really drink soda; I don’t have a sweet tooth, and we eat healthfully at home."

But despite her struggles, McCarthy knows that she's not alone.

"Pretty much everyone I know, no matter what size, is trying some system," McCarthy, who's currently designing a plus-size clothing line, explains. "Even when someone gets to looking like she should be so proud of herself, instead she’s like, 'I could be another three pounds less; I could be a little taller and have bigger lips.' Where does it end?"

McCarthy continues, "You just have to say, 'It’s pretty damn good. I am right here at the moment and I’m OK with it. I’ve got other things to think about.'"



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