"Every time I said, 'I'm going to quit college and do stand-up', my mom and dad said, 'Great, work really hard at it, you can probably do it'. They continued to say that for the 20 years it took me to actually do it steadily... In a way you really give terrible advice." Melissa McCarthy recalls her parents' unflinching support of her comedy career as she unveiled her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday (19May15). Her mum joined fans and famous friends for the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.