She has been happily married to her Bridesmaids co-star Ben Falcone but that doesn’t mean Melissa McCarthy hasn’t questioned her sexuality in the past.
The 43-year-old actress opened up in the latest issue of LGBT magazine The Advocate and also admitted she has a girl crush on Girls star Lena Dunham.
When asked about questioning her sexuality, Melissa said: ‘I don’t buy it if anyone says they haven’t. I think everyone does at some point.
Girl crush: Melissa McCarthy told the latest issue of The Advocate that she has a girl crush on Girls creator Lena Dunham
‘Growing up with so many gay friends, I was always in the minority as a straight girl, so there was definitely a time when I was like, “Boy, everywhere we go, I’m not meeting any fun guys … Am I looking in the wrong place?” But then I met Ben and I liked him. It’s all just part of growing up and finding yourself.’
And Melissa revealed exactly why she finds Dunham so attractive.
She said: ‘The more I watch Girls the more I realise I’m crazy about Lena Dunham.
‘She’s my girl crush. She’s smart, funny, confident, and she isn’t afraid to look awkward.
‘She’s exactly who she is, take it or leave it. Nothing’s more charming than someone who doesn’t take herself too seriously.’
Happily married: Despite admitting to questioning her sexuality in the past, Melissa McCarthy is madly in love with her husband of 10 years Ben Falcone
While Melissa is happily married to Ben, she has, unknowingly, dated many gay men in the past.
McCarthy explained: ‘There were so many. In my early 20s I was like the last stop before a guy said, “Yep, it’s official: I’m gay.” I’d be like, “Really?!”
‘I’d think, But he’s so funny, so charming, and such a good dresser. I never saw it coming.’
The mother-of-two also revealed that she used to want to be a drag queen and has an impressive collection of wigs.
She said: ‘I wanted to be a drag queen so badly. I’ll bet I still own more wigs than any drag queen – I love me a wig.
‘When I left the Groundlings, I had about 63. I also keep all my wigs from movies. I’ve donated a lot to Groundlings, but at any given time I probably have about 25 wigs.’
Secret desire: Melissa admitted she has always wanted to be a drag queen and has a huge collection of wigs