Adele, Melissa McCarthy Make TIME's 100 List
Among the politicians and newsmakers on TIME's 100 Most Influential People 2016 are Melissa McCarthy and Adele. McCarthy is noted for her acting chops, as described by director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters)" "She embraces her characters’ flaws and strengths and plays them as equally important." Adele, as profiled by actress Jennifer Lawrence, is applauded for the frankness in her music. "The way she is able to capture herself, and then in turn us, has turned her into a star that’s not a star we look at, but a giant star with its own gravity that we are drawn to," says Lawrence.