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Video: Melissa McCarthy Slept on a Bed in a Kitchen When She First Moved to Hollywood

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Little known fact: Melissa McCarthy, of "Bridesmaids" and "Mike and Molly," once thought she would go into the fashion industry. She went to the Fasion Institute of Technology in New York, where, she told Jimmy Kimmel last night, she began to loathe actors because "they take themselves so seriously."

We all know the rest of the story -- McCarthy, 42, is now a famous actress herself, lol -- but she also shared with the late night talk show host that her humble beginnings in Hollywood included, as they do for so many of us, sharing a full size bed in the kitchen of a studio apartment with her friend Jose:

He had this horrible..he had a studio that was about this big, like between me and you...and he let me move in with him. Which is a terrible idea....we thought we were very clever because I'm like, 'I bet we can get a full size bed into the kitchen'...Our sad reasoning was, if we put the bed in the kitchen, then we have a proper living room to entertain."

Stars -- they're just like us!

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Anyway, McCarthy won an Emmy for her role on "Mike and Molly," and was nomiated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a SAG award for her role in "Bridesmaids."

Here's the full interview, and yes, it is funnier when McCarthy tells it herself: