Melissa McCarthy Graces Cover of PEOPLE’s 2023 Beautiful Issue

Melissa McCarthy covers People magazine’s 2023 Beautiful Issue. The actress says she’s “incredibly flattered” by the honor and adds, “I thought the younger version of myself or everybody out there who maybe isn’t like the youngest, the whatever, I kind of felt like it was saying something really lovely to my younger self, to my 20-year-old self. Maybe to other people too.”

On Good Morning America Tuesday for the cover reveal, Melissa said, “I was like, have you called the right person? It’s crazy. I love what it says — I mean I’m 52 and I just like that we’re kind of redefining what we want to kind of think could be beautiful, could be strong, could be anything. Because I think they’re all wrapped up together now.”

Melissa’s next movie is The Little Mermaid, which opens in theaters on May 26th.

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