In an interview for The Hollywood Reporter, the New Zealand-born actress and her Yellowjackets co-stars
in the entertainment business. When the topic of Coyote Ugly came up in conversation, Melanie revealed
that she had been "starving" herself while making the drama and that the costume designer gave her
"really intense feedback" about her physicality. But after the story began to hit headlines, the 45-year-old
on Coyote Ugly and not Marlene Stewart. "The costume designer who initially worked on Coyote Ugly left
for some reason, & a lovely kind woman named Marlene Stewart took over and she was AWESOME. The first
person was mean, the person credited was not," she wrote. "And my answer was kind of a jumble - I had
experiences with makeup artists offering to help my face look better but that did not happen on Coyote
Ugly. The hair and makeup team were amazing and so kind and among the best I've ever worked with."
To conclude, Melanie apologised for any confusion caused. "If I ever talk about a bad experience I've had
I'm pretty careful about people not being able to identify who did those things as I am not in the
business of publicly shaming people. I'll talk about my experience without including that," the star added.