Hey, Melanie, I'm gonna need a name...for journalistic purposes.
Melanie discussed facing misogyny and body shaming in Hollywood, including how disgraced ex-producer Harvey Weinstein "made a call that nobody really wanted to hear from me" in the middle of the press tour for Heavenly Creatures.
And, unfortunately, while progress has been made, Melanie recalled a recent incident on the set of Yellowjackets that shows just how much work still needs to be done.
While filming, a production member insinuated the 44-year-old needed to lose weight for the part. "They were asking me, 'What do you plan to do? I’m sure the producers will get you a trainer. They’d love to help you with this.'"
Naturally, Melanie didn't put up with that straight-from-the-sewer line of thinking. Her costars — Christina Ricci, Tawny Cypress, and Juliette Lewis (who play grown Misty, Tai, and Natalie, respectively) — also came together to support her, and the latter even penned a letter to producers on Melanie's behalf.
Speaking about her character arc on the show, the Don't Look Up actor said, "It was really important to me for [Shauna] to not ever comment on my body, to not have me putting a dress on and being like, 'I wish I looked a bit better.'"
So, Melanie, I'm gonna need the name of the crew member who said this to you. I totally just want to talk to them! For totally journalistic purposes, of course...
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