Melissa McCarthy recently stopped reading negative press - but not before confronting a reviewer who criticised her appearance.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress revealed what she said to a man who suggested she looked too homely in her widely-panned 2014 comedy Tammy, which was directed by her husband Ben Falcone.
The critic had approached McCarthy to praise her performance in St. Vincent, which she was promoting at the Toronto Film Festival last September. She asked him: "Are you the one who wrote I was only a good actor when I looked more attractive and that my husband should never be allowed to direct me because he allowed me to look so homely?
Would you say that to any guy? When John C. Reilly — or any actor—is playing a character that is depressed and dejected, would you say, ‘Well, you look terrible!’?
She asked the critic if he had a daughter. He did. “Watch what you say to her,” she told him. “Do you tell her she’s only worthwhile or valid when she’s pretty?"