Melissa McCarthy is widely agreed to be one of the funniest women working in Hollywood today, and yet despite her tremendous success, it seems every interview and magazine proifile has to make at least a passing reference to her weight.
We doubt that was Melissa's motivation to drop over 50 pounds recently, but as an added bonus, all those insipid columnists and red carpet blowhards will now have to come up with something else to talk about.
That's a photo of the 45-year-old actress showing off her amazing body transformation on the set of her new movie, The Boss, co-starring Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage.
The film is directed by McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone, who also played her love interest in Bridesmaids.
In a review for McCarthy's 2013 comedy Identity Thief, critic Rex Reed slammed McCarthy as a" tractor-sized hippo."
Fortunately, it doesn't seem that that review motivated McCarthy to change anything about herself, but did provide thousands of readers with plenty of incentive to give Reed a satisfying backhand right across his smug, hateful mouth.
Anyway, the last laugh belongs to McCarthy, as she now has the opportunity to prove that she's not a "gimmick comedian" who relies on her physique for laughs, as Reed claimed.
But don't worry: Melissa may have slimmed down, but her fashion line will still include items for women of every shape - sizes 4 to 28.