Melanie Lynskey Claims She Was Brutally Ashamed Of Coyote Ugly

New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey candidly recalls the embarrassment she and other actresses had while filming the 2000 movie Coyote Ugly.

“All the girls had this regime that they had to follow. It was ridiculous,” the actress told The Hollywood Reporter. “I was already starving myself and being as thin as I could possibly be for this body, and I was still a… [size] four [Australian size eight].”

Lynskey, now 45, played Gloria, a woman who was the best friend of actress Piper Perabo’s lead character, Violet, in the film.

Now, the New Zealand actress has said she received harsh criticism from the original costume designer, makeup artist and others during filming. New York Post reports.

“There were already people who put a lot of Spanx on me in garments and were very disappointed when they saw me, with the costume designer saying, ‘Nobody told me there would be girls like you,'” Lynskey said.

“Really intense feedback about my physicality, my body, people doing my makeup and saying, ‘I’m just going to help you by giving you a little bit more jawline and stuff.’ Only the feedback was constant like, ‘You’re not beautiful. You’re not beautiful.’”

Lynskey later clarified that the costume designer credited in the film was not the person she was referring to in her comments.

“The costume designer who initially collaborated on Coyote Ugly left for some reason, and a sweet, nice woman named Marlene Stewart took over and she was AMAZING,” Lynskey tweeted on Wednesday.

“The first person was mean, the credited person was not,” she wrote. “And my answer was kind of a muddle – I had experiences with makeup artists who offered to make my face look better, but that didn’t happen on Coyote Ugly. The hair and makeup team was amazing and so nice and one of the best I’ve ever worked with.”

But the body-shaming didn’t stop in the early 2000s.

In January, the celestial beings actress revealed she had a similar situation with a crew member while filming Showtime’s Yellow jackets recently.

“They asked me, ‘What are you planning to do? I’m sure the producers will give you a trainer. They’d love to help you with this,'” she said. rolling stone.

The actress’ co-star, Juliette Lewis, discovered the interaction and wrote a letter to the production on behalf of Lynskey.

“I want women to be able to watch” [Yellowjackets] and say, “Wow, she looks like me and no one says she’s the fat one.” That representation is important”, concludes Lynskey.

This story originally appeared on New York Post and is reproduced with permission

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