‘Yellowjackets’ star Melanie Lynskey says crew member’s body shamed her, coach suggested
“yellow jackets” Star Melanie Lynskey revealed in a recent interview with rolling stone that a member of the Showtime series’ production team shamed him during filming. Lynskey stars in the series as Shauna. Actress’ “Yellowjackets” co-stars Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci and Tawny Cypress have reportedly banded together in support of Lynskey, with Lewis writing a letter to the show’s producers on Lynskey’s behalf.
“They were like, ‘What are you going to do? I’m sure the producers will find you a trainer. They would like to help you with that,” Lynskey said of the crew member‘s comments about his body.
“It was very important to me because [Shauna] to never comment on my body, to make me put on a dress and say, “I wish I looked a little better,” Lynskey added. “I thought it was important that this character be just comfortable and sexual and not think about it or talk about it, because I want women to be able to look at him and be like, ‘Wow, she looks like me and nobody says she’s fat ‘.a.’ This representation is important.
One of the plot threads on “Yellowjackets” this season revealed Lynskey’s Shauna was having an affair with a hunky young male entertainer played by Peter Gadiot. Some viewers reacted to this story on social media with disbelief, saying that a man who looks like Adam de Gadiot would never sleep with a woman who looks like Shauna. Lynksey said, “I’m just like, ‘Wow, really? This is where people think, the most important thing is to be thin or young? »
The hit “Yellowjackets” wrapped up its first season on Jan. 16, with Showtime already renewing the drama for a second season. Lynskey earned a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as the adult version of Shauna, a restless stay-at-home mom who comes to terms with her past as a teenage plane crash survivor. . The show is also nominated in the Drama Series category at the Critics Choice Awards.
To learn more about the “yellow vests”, read Variety season finale interview with executive producer and co-showrunner Jonathan Lisco.
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