How Melissa McCarthy racked up credit card debt at a young age

McCarthy recently revealed that said she had a hard time paying her bills when she began pursuing comedy. 

“When I moved to New York at 20, I wish I did not discover that you can just get credit cards,” McCarthy told Glamour. 

The 47-year-old actress said she had a friend who told her she “couldn’t walk around in New York in cheap shoes” and that she instead needed to shop at Bergdorf Goodman

“I couldn’t afford anything in there, but they would just give you a store card, and so we were buying wonderful things,” McCarthy said. “I was like, ‘I work really hard. I’ll pay this off in increments.’ No, you will not.”