‘Yellowjackets’ star Melanie Lynskey says she ‘wore a lot of spandex’ and was body-shamed on the set of ‘Coyote Ugly’


  • The “Yellowjackets” star talked about her expertise in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Lynskey mentioned make-up artists and costume designers have been “very upset after they noticed me.”
  • Lynskey has beforehand spoken out about experiencing body-shaming all through her profession. 

Melanie Lynskey opened up about her “ridiculous” expertise on the set of the 2000 movie “Coyote Ugly” in an interview revealed on Wednesday with The Hollywood Reporter’s Rebecca Keegan.

The musical dramedy starred Piper Perabo as Violet, a small city lady who strikes to New York to pursue her songwriting desires. Lynskey performed a personality named Gloria, Violet’s greatest good friend from New Jersey.

Alongside her “Yellowjackets” castmates, Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, and Tawny Cypress, Lynskey mentioned the troubling feedback she acquired from sure crew members with THR.  

Lynskey informed THR that she and her “Coyote Ugly” costars have been positioned on a “routine.” As well as, Lynskey additionally revealed that she wore shapewear on set.

“It was ridiculous, I used to be already ravenous myself and as skinny as I might probably be for this physique, and I used to be nonetheless a [size] 4,” she informed the outlet. “That was already folks placing a number of Spanx on me in wardrobe fittings and being very upset after they noticed me, the costume designer being like, ‘No person informed me there can be ladies such as you.'”

Melanie Lynskey on the red carpet for the premiere of "Coyote Ugly."

Lynskey recounts “ravenous herself” for her function as Gloria within the 2000 musical “Coyote Ugly.”

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Lynskey added that she additionally acquired “intense suggestions” about her physique.

“Simply the suggestions was continually like, ‘You are not stunning. You are not stunning,'” the actress informed THR.

Lynskey mentioned that the cruel suggestions did not finish with monitoring her consuming habits. Throughout the interview, she mentioned {that a} costume designer as soon as informed her, “No person informed me there can be ladies such as you.” She continued, including {that a} make-up artist supplied to provide her “a bit extra of a jawline” whereas she was on set.  

The actress additionally divulged the remedy of her fellow feminine costars whereas filming. In keeping with Lynskey, her  “Coyote Ugly” costar Perabo was underneath an intense microscope on set. 

“However the scrutiny that was on Piper [Perabo], who’s one of many coolest, smartest girls, simply the best way folks have been speaking about her physique, speaking about her look, specializing in what she was consuming.”

Melanie Lynskey on the red carpet for Deadline Contenders Television at Paramount Studios.

Lynskey has not shied away from speaking about fatphobia within the leisure trade.

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After her experiences within the trade, Lynskey described feeling “very protecting” over the ladies who play the youthful variations of the lead actresses on the Showtime hit “Yellowjackets.” 

“In the beginning of manufacturing, I despatched all of them an electronic mail, and I simply was like, ‘No matter you want, for those who want a voice, for those who want somebody to go to the producers for you, no matter you want,’ and so they have been sort of like, ‘Cool. Thanks.’ They’re wonderful,” she informed THR. 

This is not the primary time Lynskey has been vocal in regards to the scrutiny she’s confronted throughout her movie profession. Insider’s Libby Torres reported that Lynskey spoke out earlier this 12 months relating to her remedy on the set of “Yellowjackets.”

In a January 2021 interview with Rolling Stone’s EJ Dickson, Lynskey claimed {that a} crew member requested if she was getting a coach. 



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