“I was already starving myself,” the “Yellowjackets” star said of her experience
Melanie Lynskey opened up this week about her painful memories of being mocked for her body two decades ago.
Christina Ricci and Tawny Cypress reflected on their early days in the entertainment industry for a profile for The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday
“All the girls had this regimen they had to go on. 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.”
She described at the time having to wear Spanx in wardrobe fittings and receiving criticism about her body from the costume designers
“In your early 20s, so much of it is about beauty, and how people respond to you, and do people want to fuck you?
Lynskey told Vulture in May that she faced this kind of pressure after her breakout role in 1994′s “Heavenly Creatures,” which she co-starred in when she was just a teenager.
“Mostly thin,” she explained. “There was a certain pleasant energy they wanted people to have. Unchallenging. And I wasn’t successful doing that.”