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Melanie Lynskey reveals she was embarrassed on the set of Coyote Ugly

Melanie Lynskey has opened up about how embarrassed she was on the set of 2000's Coyote Ugly, saying she and her co-stars

Melanie Lynskey has opened up about how she and other actresses felt embarrassed on the set of Coyote Ugly and recalls starving herself to be a size four for the 2000 film.

The 45-year-old actress reflected on her experience filming the cult classic in a joint interview with her Yellowjackets co-stars Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci for a cover story in The Hollywood Reporter.

“All the girls had this regimen that they had to go on. It was ridiculous. I was already starving and as thin as I could be for this body and still was [size] four,” she said of the pressure to lose weight.

Melanie Lynskey has opened up about how embarrassed she was on the set of 2000's Coyote Ugly, saying she and her co-stars

Melanie Lynskey has opened up about how embarrassed she was on the set of 2000’s Coyote Ugly, saying she and her co-stars “had this routine they had to go on”

“I was already starving and as thin as I could be for this body and I still was. [size] four,” she told The Hollywood Reporter about playing Gloria in the cult classic (pictured)

Lynskey played Gloria, the “Jersey best friend”, in the film, which stars Piper Perabo as Violet Sanford, an aspiring songwriter who moves to New York and gets a job at a women’s bar.

The New Zealand native detailed the harsh criticism she faced behind the scenes, including how she was treated by the film’s original costume designer.

‘[There were] Already people were putting a lot of Spanx on me in the fitting of the wardrobe and were very disappointed when they saw me, the costume designer said, “No one told me there would be girls like you,” she said.

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‘Really intense feedback about my physique, my body, the people who do my make-up and I’m like, “I’m just going to help you by giving you a bit more jawline and stuff.” Just the feedback was constantly like, “You’re not beautiful. You’re not beautiful.”

Lynskey noted that the film's lead, Piper Perabo (left), faced even more scrutiny regarding her body, appearance and what she ate.

Lynskey noted that the film’s lead, Piper Perabo (left), faced even more scrutiny regarding her body, appearance and what she ate.

Lynskey (pictured at the premiere of Coyote Ugly in 2000) recalled being put into Spanx and told by the film's original costume designer: 'No one told me there would be girls like you'.

Lynskey (pictured at the premiere of Coyote Ugly in 2000) recalled being put into Spanx and told by the film’s original costume designer: ‘No one told me there would be girls like you’.

Lynskey noted that Perabo faced even more scrutiny as the film’s lead, recalling “how people talked about her body, talked about her looks, focused on what she ate”.

The Don’t Look Up star later clarified her comments on Twitter, explaining that she wasn’t referring to the costume designer featured on Coyote Ugly.

The costume designer who originally worked on Coyote Ugly left for some reason and a lovely kind woman named Marlene Stewart took over and she was AMAZING. The first person was bad, the person credited was not,” she tweeted.

Lynskey added that while she has been criticized by makeup artists in the past, this did not happen on the set of Coyote Ugly.

Lynskey reflected on the experience during a joint cover interview with her Yellowjackets co-stars Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci.

Lynskey reflected on the experience during a joint cover interview with her Yellowjackets co-stars Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci.

“My answer was a bit confused – I’ve had experience with makeup artists offering to help me look better, but that didn’t happen with Coyote Ugly,” she explained. “The hair and makeup team were amazing and so kind and some of the best I’ve ever worked with.

Earlier this year Lynskey (pictured in Yellowjackets) revealed that a member of the production team on the show commented on her weight and asked her

Earlier this year Lynskey (pictured in Yellowjackets) revealed that a member of the production team on the show commented on her weight and asked her “what she was planning to do”

Earlier this year, Lynskey shared that she had a similar experience while filming Yellowjackets and said that a member of the production team asked her before filming how she planned to lose weight.

“They asked me, ‘What are you planning? I’m sure the producers will get a coach. They’d love to help you with that,” she told Rolling Stone.

Lynskey noted that she was supported by the cast, with Lewis going so far as to write a letter to the producers about the comments she received.

“It was really important to me [Shauna] to never comment on it [her] body so that I don’t put on a dress and say, “I wish I looked a little better,” she explained.

“I found it was important for the character to just be comfortable and sexual and not think about it or talk about it, because I want women to be able to watch it and be like, ‘Wow, she looks like me and nobody’s saying she’s the fat. .”

“That representation is important.

Since Yellowjackets premiered late last year, Lynskey has faced a barrage of comments on social media attacking her body and appearance.

In late January, the actress hit out at online trolls who make unsolicited comments about her weight under the guise of concerns about her health.

In late January, the actress hit out at online trolls who make unsolicited comments about her weight under the guise of concerns about her health.

The next day, Ritter took to Twitter to post a scathing comment in support of his wife

The next day, Ritter took to Twitter to post a scathing comment in support of his wife

In late January, the actress applauded online trolls who criticized her figure while pretending to care about her health.

“The story of my life since the premiere of Yellowjackets. The most blatant ones are “I care about her health!!” people…b***h you can’t see me on my peloton [sic]’ she wrote in response to the now-deleted tweet.

“You don’t see me running around the park with my baby. “Skinny doesn’t always mean healthy,” she added.

Lynskey’s husband, Jason Ritter, took to Twitter the next day to defend her. The couple welcomed their first child in late 2018.

“If anyone has any more unsolicited comments about *someone* else’s body, feel free to write them in permanent ink on your forehead and swan dive right into the sun,” Ritter wrote, retweeting his wife’s original post.

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