Melanie 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 negative experience she’d had on the set of the 2000 film “Coyote Ugly.” She said that production staff scrutinized her physical appearance, as well as the physique of her co-stars, including lead Piper Perabo.

“It was ridiculous,” Lynskey said. “I was already starving myself and as thin as I could possibly be for this body, and I was still a (size) four. That was already people putting a lot of Spanx on me in wardrobe fittings and being very disappointed when they saw me, the costume designer being like, ‘Nobody told me there would be girls like you.’

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

Throughout filming, she was subjected to “really intense feedback about (her) physicality, (her) body,” said Lynskey, who was interviewed along with her “Yellowjackets” castmates, including ’90s child star Christina Ricci.

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