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‘UnWrapped’ Podcast: Melanie Lynskey Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder Recovery and the Importance of Self-Care

“People of all sizes are deemed attractive … television and movies have to start to open it up and just accept the reality of life,” said Lynskey

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, WrapWomen has released a special bonus episode of the “UnWrapped” podcast featuring “Yellowjackets” star Melanie Lynskey. 2022 has been a busy year for the New Zealand native; in addition to starring in the Showtime series, Lynskey also played Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in the Oscar-nominated Netflix film “Don’t Look Up.” Most recently, the actress can be seen in Hulu’s new true-crime thriller “Candy” with Jessica Biel. All the while, she’s also raising a three-year-old daughter with her husband. 

And with that, admittedly comes exhaustion. During her appearance on “UnWrapped,” Lynskey dug in on why she pushed past that exhaustion for her latest projects, but also how she’s dealing with it going forward – and allowing herself to speak up about what she’s feeling.

“When people around the world are going through such awful things, it can feel… a bit ridiculous being like I need help or I need a break,” Lynskey said. “Because all around you there’s just like horror and tragedy, but everybody’s life has had — it’s okay to say like, ‘This is too much for me. I need to take time for myself and I need to see a friend.’”

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During this episode Melanie Lynskey..

  • Addresses the body-shaming she experienced on the set of “Yellowjackets” and what it meant to her to have so much support after speaking out
  • Opens up about her eating disorder recovery
  • Recalls having dinner parties with Anjelica Huston and Drew Barrymore while filming “Ever After”
  • Admits the “Yellowjackets” producers have not told her which character is roasting on the open fire pit
  • Reflects on how lucky she’s been to collaborate with the women she’s worked with

About “UnWrapped:”

“UnWrapped” is a monthly podcast produced by WrapWomen, dedicated to empowering the next generation of women in media and entertainment. Each episode “unwraps” topics from entertainment news and industry trends to career advice, Hollywood headlines and more. 

Special guests include industry leaders, actors, producers and studio execs. The aim of the series is to connect those looking for knowledge and access to those with the knowledge and access, providing the WrapWomen community tools to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

New episodes of “UnWrapped” drop the last Friday of every month. You can listen on TheWrap.comWrapWomen.comSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAmazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts. 

About WrapWomen

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