Melissa McCarthy, Paul Feig Address Photoshopped Poster For ‘The Heat’
Melissa McCarthy was dramatically photoshopped in the U.K.’s poster for The Heat – the buddy-cop action film she’ll soon appear in opposite Sandra Bullock. Recently, both McCarthy and The Heat director Paul Feig addressed the photo-editing mishap. “I have very little to do with that — especially in the foreign markets," Feig told The Huffington Post. "It’s a bummer. I love Melissa exactly how she is.” When asked about her altered image on the poster while on the red carpet, McCarthy implicated her husband Ben Falcone. "Ben did it, and we had a big fight about it because I said I wanted it 80 percent smaller and he said he wanted it 70 percent," McCarthy told The Hollywood Reporter.
In the U.K. The Heat poster, McCarthy, who embraces being a plus-sized actress in Hollywood, is nearly unrecognizable. Not only does it cut inches from her face, but gives the impression of more pronounced cheek bones and larger eyes.
McCarthy has never been shy about discussing her size. "I've been every size in the world. Parts of my twenties, I was in great shape, but I didn't appreciate it. If I was a 6 or an 8, I thought, 'Why aren't I a 2 or a 4?'" she told More magazine. "Now I feel like I have two great kids and the dreamiest husband on the planet, and everything else is just a work in progress."
The Heat hits theaters on June 28 in the U.S.
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