But it wasn't just Lynskey, who played the classic "best friend" role, that was under that microscope. She recalled "the scrutiny that was on Piper [Perabo], who’s one of the coolest, smartest women, just the way people were talking about her body, talking about her appearance, focusing on what she was eating."
Lynskey said all of the women in the cast were on a strict regimen. "I was already starving myself and as thin as I could possibly be for this body, and I was still a [size] four," she said.
Unfortunately, 22 years later and a #MeToo movement and Lynskey found herself facing much the same thing on the set of the hit Showtime series.
Back in January, Lynskey told Rolling Stone that a member of the "Yellowjackets" production team had asked her, "What do you plan to do? I'm sure the producers will give you a trainer. They'd love to help you with this."
She said she also got some flak on social media for her character's confident sexuality and the fact she never talks about her body, which is something that was very important to Lynskey with her interpretation of adult Shauna.
"I did find it important that this character is just comfortable and sexual and not thinking or talking about it, because 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,'" she explained. "That representation is important."
The story of my life since Yellowjackets premiered. Most egregious are the “I care about her health!!” people…bitch you don’t see me on my Peleton! You don’t see me running through the park with my child. Skinny does not always equal healthy https://t.co/W2poMmsv1p