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Melissa McCarthy reveals how she lost 50 pounds

Melissa McCarthy, appearing soon in Atlanta-filmed "The Boss" as well as the "Ghostbusters" remake, shared her secrets to paring down during an Extra interview that noted her impressive 50-pound weight loss.

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Actress Melissa McCarthy was in Atlanta filming "The Boss" when she made a surprise stop at a screening of "Spy." Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox

“No trick, nothing to tell, just super boring life," she said. You bring it real down, you don’t do anything fun and you go to bed at 7:30 — that's the trick.”

She quipped that her husband, "The Boss" actor-director Ben Falcone, would question why she was in her pajamas at 5 p.m.

"I’m gonna call them loungewear," was her go-to response.

She has launched a fashion line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, and wore some of her own creations during a recent premiere.

“I’m wearing my own clothes every day of my life, which I never thought I would get to say.”

"The Boss," which is set in Chicago but filmed in Atlanta, is in theaters April 8.

Here's the trailer:

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