Kate Moss is revisiting her 1992 Calvin Klein advertising campaign with Mark Wahlberg, saying she has “no good memories” of working with the actor.
“He was very manly and was all about him and had a great entourage,” Moss said. “And I was just that kind of supermodel.”
The 48-year-old model reflected on the infamous photoshoot during her appearance on BBC Radio 4 Desert Islands TabletsSharing what it felt like, ‘Exactly [objectified] Weak and scared,” she said, “I was 17 or 18 at the time. I think they played my weakness,” she added. I was so young and innocent, so Calvin loved it.”
She even talked about her struggle with anxiety that led to the filming. “I didn’t feel well at all before the shoot,” she said. “I couldn’t get out of bed for a week or two and I was very anxious and the doctor gave me Valium.”
Moss said the anxiety would manifest as nausea, but that her medication intake was closely supervised and controlled by her then-boyfriend’s mother, Francesca Sorrenti, who was living with her at the time. “After filming, it was fine and the anxiety sort of faded away,” Moss said.
This isn’t the first time Moss has talked about the shoot and shared bad memories. In fact, in an interview with Vanity Fair In 2012, she said that she regretted filming even though it contributed greatly to her fame.
“I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts,” she told the newspaper. “I didn’t feel like it at all. I felt really bad about this lovely guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I thought I was going to die.”
She continued, “Nobody takes care of you mentally. There is a tremendous pressure to do what you have to do.”
Wahlberg later touched on her comments during an interview with Watchman In 2020. “I think I was probably a bit tough. Kind of doing things,” he said. “I wasn’t… too mundane, let’s say so.”
on me desert island discsShe pointed out that it wasn’t the only time she felt taken advantage of.
“I had a horrible experience for a bra catalog and I was only 15, probably and he said. ‘Lift your head.’ And I took off my shirt and was really shy about my body. And he said, ‘Take off your bra,’ and it felt like something was wrong, so I got my things and ran away.” , explaining that the experience has been “honed” [her] Instincts” that she worked on throughout the rest of her career.
Even with her best friend and photographer Corinne Day, Moss said she “cry so much” when it came to taking pictures that she felt were so scandalous.
“I was really, really, really self-aware about my body and she was like, ‘If you don’t hold your head up, I won’t book you deerAnd I wanted to cry,” Moss recalls, specifically when thinking about her appearance on the cover the face magazine in 1990 when she was only 16 years old. “[Day] I got what I wanted and suffered for them, but in the end they made me a world of good, really. They really changed my career.”
Now, as a mother and owner of a talent agency, Moss makes an effort to keep her clients safe. Her daughter Laila is one of them.
“I told her, ‘You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. If you don’t want to do the shoot, if you don’t feel comfortable, if you don’t want to do it, Moss said. “I take care of my models. I make sure they’re with agents when filming, so when they’re being tapped, there’s someone there to say, ‘I don’t think it’s appropriate.'” “
“I don’t know if it’s comprehensive but it’s what I can do,” she added.
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