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

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In an interrogation this week with the Hollywood Reporter, Lynskey recounted a antagonistic acquisition she'd had connected the acceptable of the 2000 movie "Coyote Ugly." She said that accumulation unit scrutinized her carnal appearance, arsenic good arsenic the physique of her co-stars, including pb Piper Perabo.

"It was ridiculous," Lynskey said. "I was already starving myself and arsenic bladed arsenic I could perchance beryllium for this body, and I was inactive a (size) four. That was already radical putting a batch of Spanx connected maine successful wardrobe fittings and being precise disappointed erstwhile they saw me, the costume decorator being like, 'Nobody told maine determination would beryllium girls similar you.'"

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

    Throughout filming, she was subjected to "really aggravated feedback astir (her) physicality, (her) body," said Lynskey, who was interviewed on with her "Yellowjackets" castmates, including '90s kid prima Christina Ricci.

      Both women said that they'd been typecast arsenic "character actors" and denounced usage of the connection "quirky" to picture themselves. Lynskey recalled erstwhile a publication changed a statement of her quality from "beautiful" to "cute and quirky."

      "I ne'er liked that word," she said.

      Earlier this year, Lynskey opened up astir the scrutiny of her quality that began aft her archetypal film, Peter Jackson's acclaimed "Heavenly Creatures." While her co-star Kate Winslet went connected to play respective ingenue roles, Lysnkey said she didn't acquisition the aforesaid glut of offers.

          "I kept getting reminded I was not the things you needed to be," she told Vulture successful May. "Thin, confident, pretty. Mostly thin."

          After being criticized for her looks during her aboriginal years successful Hollywood, Lynskey told the Hollywood Reporter she feels "very protective" of her young "Yellowjackets" co-stars who play younger versions of the 4 main characters. Luckily, she and her co-stars said, the younger formed members are assured capable to basal up for themselves.

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