EntertainmentMelanie Lynskey recalls body shaming on the set of 'Coyote Ugly'

Melanie Lynskey recalls body shaming on the set of ‘Coyote Ugly’

In an interview this week with the Hollywood Reporter, Lynskey recounted a adverse expertise she’d had on the set of the 2000 movie “Coyote Ugly.” She stated that manufacturing workers scrutinized her bodily look, in addition to the physique of her co-stars, together with lead Piper Perabo.

“It was ridiculous,” Lynskey stated. “I used to be already ravenous myself and as skinny as I may presumably be for this physique, and I used to be nonetheless a (measurement) 4. That was already individuals placing a number of Spanx on me in wardrobe fittings and being very dissatisfied once they noticed me, the costume designer being like, ‘No person instructed me there could be ladies such as you.'”

Melanie Lynskey, right, with Piper Perabo in "Coyote Ugly."

All through filming, she was subjected to “actually intense suggestions about (her) physicality, (her) physique,” stated Lynskey, who was interviewed alongside along with her “Yellowjackets” castmates, together with ’90s baby star Christina Ricci.

Each girls stated that they’d been typecast as “character actors” and denounced use of the phrase “quirky” to explain themselves. Lynskey recalled when a script modified an outline of her character from “lovely” to “cute and quirky.”

“I by no means favored that phrase,” she stated.

Earlier this yr, Lynskey opened up concerning the scrutiny of her look that started after her first movie, Peter Jackson’s acclaimed “Heavenly Creatures.” Whereas her co-star Kate Winslet went on to play a number of ingenue roles, Lysnkey stated she did not expertise the identical glut of provides.

“I saved getting reminded I used to be not the stuff you wanted to be,” she instructed Vulture in Could. “Skinny, assured, fairly. Principally skinny.”

After being criticized for her appears to be like throughout her early years in Hollywood, Lynskey instructed the Hollywood Reporter she feels “very protecting” of her younger “Yellowjackets” co-stars who play youthful variations of the 4 most important characters. Fortunately, she and her co-stars stated, the youthful forged members are assured sufficient to face up for themselves.

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