Being just feet away from Melissa McCarthy took everything in me to not go completely fangirl on her. She’s an inspiration and being in the same room with her was a complete honor. She was beautiful in her black heels and fringe clutch by her side. As she introduced the world premiere of her newly produced show, I couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like. Coming off of a hit show like “Gilmore Girls,” tends to set the bar pretty high. So, without further ado, here’s the whole story:
Melissa McCarthy has been a celebrity crush of mine for a long time. She’s a complete role model, pioneering the body positive movement in Hollywood and designing an entire brand to empower plus size women. So, naturally, when I heard whispers of her coming to SXSW, I lost my mind. I had an Interactive badge to the festival, which is pretty good street cred but I needed a Film badge to guarantee my entry into her premiere. I figured with secondary access being granted to those with Interactive badges, I had a 20% chance of getting to see her. Nevertheless, I arrived an hour and a half early to stake my spot in line.