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Melanie Lynskey Was Horribly Body-Shamed While Filming Coyote Ugly: 'I Was Already Starving Myself'

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Melanie Lynskey has dealt with nasty body shaming for years! In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter published on Wednesday, the actress opened up about the brutal behind-the-scenes experience of filming the 2000 movie Coyote Ugly.

She played “the best friend from Jersey,” AKA Gloria, in the film, but her time on set was not all it was cracked up to be. The female stars were all put on a “regimen,” and despite severely restricting her diet, she was still deemed too big for the role!

Melanie shared: Related: Nicola Coughlan Asks Fans To Keep Opinions About Her Body To Themselves! Her body was a constant point of contention, especially when various costume designers or hair and makeup people would point out her so-called flaws, she noted: Geez.

That’s so rude! And at size four?! So ridiculous!!! Terrible comments like these were coming from just about everyone, she insisted: The backlash took a massive toll on her, the now-45-year-old continued: Melanie wasn’t the only one experiencing this kind of intense scrutiny.

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