Melissa McCarthy Shares 75-Pound Weight Loss Diet & Fitness, Gets Sentimental About ‘Gilmore Girls’ Reboot

Melissa McCarthy is earning wows for losing weight. When the 45-year-old actress posed on the red carpet at the Time 100 Gala this week, McCarthy’s weight loss turned heads. She flaunted her newly slim figure in a chic outfit that flattered her, reported Closer.

Thus far, Melissa has succeeded in steadily shedding pounds since last year, and her proud husband, Ben Falcone, joined her at the gala. As for how much she’s lost?

Ben Falcone poses with Melissa McCarthy attend at the 2016 Time 100 Gala.

McCarthy has taken off 75 pounds, according to Hollywood Life. And she’s shared all her secrets to her weight loss success.

“I truly stopped worrying about it. I think there’s something to kinda loosening up and not being so nervous and rigid about it that, bizarrely, has worked,” shared Melissa.

In addition, McCarthy undertook martial arts training in 2015 to prepare herself for the movie Spy. That regime lasted beyond the film, helping her with her weight loss.

Melissa McCarthy greets fans.

When it comes to her diet, Melissa has been following a low-carbohydrate, high-protein weight loss plan. And fans don’t have to wait for her next movie to admire her weight loss.

McCarthy recently revealed that she is reviving her role as Sookie in Gilmore Girls. The episodes, currently limited to four 90-minute shows, will be broadcast on Netflix.

During her appearance at the Time 100 gala, which honored the magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2016, Melissa delighted fans with her speech, noted Hollywood Take.

“So many people in this room were told ‘You can’t do that. That’s not how you should think. You’re doing it wrong. You’re nuts. You’re crazy. That’s not how we do things. That’s not acceptable, there’s a way to do it.’ And in one way or another, everybody in this room simply forged ahead. And thinking outside the box like that will change the world.”

McCarthy also expressed her gratitude to the other individuals celebrated at the gala, praising them for their courage and contributions.

“None of you have picked the easy way. There are a lot easier ways to do this than what you’ve all done, and I think we’ve all benefited from it greatly. I think we’re all grateful for it. I just want to say thank you for just going your own direction,” summed up the actress.

As part of going her “own direction,” Melissa is excited about the opportunity to reprise her Gilmore Girls role. McCarthy admitted to Us Weekly that she feels sentimental about her return.

“I went back and visited about two weeks ago and saw the sets again and everybody on them and it just felt — oh, my God, I get so sentimental,” gushed the actress.

Describing the concept of reviving the Gilmore Girls as “the greatest idea in the world,” Melissa proclaimed it “just lovely.”

When Netflix first announced the revival of Gilmore Girls, McCarthy had said she was not going to be one of the co-stars. However, she then retracted that statement, confirming that she will return to her role as Sookie St. James. Clarifying the events, Melissa explained that she had a full schedule, but then when one of her commitments changed, she took the opportunity to join the other co-stars Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore) and Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore).

“There was the longest time when it was just not going to work out, schedulewise, and then once we decided, like, ‘Is there any possible way?’ Something big fell out for me [and] something changed for them,” shared McCarthy.

As for whether Melissa feels that viewers will flock to the Gilmore Girls again, she contends that the timing is perfect, reported Today.

Gilmore Girls wrapped in 2007, but it remains popular. McCarthy revealed that she’s talked with fans who were too young at the time to appreciate the show when it first aired but are now viewing reruns.

“I don’t think many shows develop an even bigger fan base once they go off the air,” pointed out Melissa. “And I think that the show, there’s been a bit of magic with it.”

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