Melanie Lynskey spoke about her friendship with Brittany Murphy in a new interview.
"The way she viewed her self was always really heartbreaking to me," Lynskey said of Murphy.
The "Yellowjackets" star added that Murphy, who died in 2009, "was perfect just as she was."
Melanie Lynskey opened up about her friendship with Brittany Murphy in a new interview with InStyle.
Lynskey, who currently stars on the Showtime drama "Yellowjackets," spoke about Murphy's self-esteem and how the "Clueless" star's treatment in Hollywood affected her.
"I was friends with Brittany Murphy, and the way she viewed her self was always really heartbreaking to me — the things she felt she had to change to be a successful actor," Lynskey told InStyle. "She was perfect just as she was, but people were trying to cast her as, like, 'the fat one,' because when she was a very young teenager, her cheeks were a little bit round."
"People tell you that you're a particular thing, and it's very hard to fight back against," the "Candy" star added.
Murphy starred in films like "Clueless," "Sin City," and "Just Married." The actress died in 2009 at age 32, reportedly due to pneumonia and anemia.
Lynskey has also been vocal about the treatment she's received in Hollywood throughout the years. In January, the "But I'm a Cheerleader" star revealed she was body-shamed on the set of "Yellowjackets" — but that her costars on the Showtime drama stepped in to support her.
More recently, the New Zealander spoke about her "ridiculous" experience on the set of the 2000 film "Coyote Ugly."
Lynskey told The Hollywood Reporter that she and her "Coyote Ugly" costars were placed on a "regimen" for weight control. In addition, Lynskey also revealed that she wore shapewear on set.
"It was ridiculous, I was already starving myself and as thin as I could possibly be for this body, and I was still a [size] four," she told the outlet. "That was already people putting a lot of Spanx on me in wardrobe fittings and being very disappointed when they saw me, the costume designer being like, 'Nobody told me there would be girls like you.'"
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