Melanie Lynskey was body-shamed on the set of Yellowjackets
but her costars were having none of that
"I want women to be able to to watch it and be like, 'Wow, she looks like me and nobody's saying she's the fat one,'" Lynskey says of her character Shauna.
Showtime's Yellowjackets has been heating up TV screens this winter and is set to go out with a bang on tonight's epic season finale
But for Melanie Lynskey, who plays frustrated stay-at-home mom Shauna, the drama didn't always stay in front of the camera.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lynskey claims her physical appearance was criticized by a member of the Yellowjackets production
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," Lynskey says.
However, Lynskey's costars, Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, and Tawny Cypress, rallied around her in support, and Lewis went so far as to write a letter to the producers on Lynksey's behalf.
At the time of publication, reps for Showtime and Lynskey did not respond to EW's request for comment.
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