• Melanie Lynskey alleged that a member of the "Yellowjackets" production made critical comments about her body during filming
  • She shared that her co-stars Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis and Tawny Cypress came to her defense
  • Lewis reportedly wrote a letter to the Showtime series' producers on her behalf

Melanie Lynskey is getting candid about her experience with body-shaming in Hollywood.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lynskey, 44, alleged that a member of the "Yellowjackets" production made critical comments about her body during filming.

"They were asking me, 'What do you plan to do? I'm sure the producers will get you a trainer. They'd love to help you with this," she recalled.

However, Lynskey said that her co-stars Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, and Tawny Cypress came to her defense and that Lewis even wrote a letter to the Showtime series' producers on her behalf.

Reps for the series' producers and Showtime have not released a statement addressing the actress' allegations as of writing.

The New Zealand actress also told the magazine that she had to deal with the criticism online surrounding the plausibility of the affair that her character in "Yellowjackets," Shauna, has with a young, attractive artist named Adam (Peter Gadiot).

"I'm just like, 'Wow, really? That's where people's heads are at, that the most important thing is being thin or young?'" she said.

According to Lynskey, keeping the focus off the character's physical appearance was necessary for her.

"It was really important to me for [Shauna] to not ever comment on my body, to not have me putting a dress on and being like, 'I wish I looked a bit better,'" she said. "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 watch it and be like, 'Wow, she looks like me and nobody's saying she's the fat one.'"

"That representation is important," she added.

It wasn't the first time Lynskey said she experienced body-shaming. In 2012, she starred in the indie film "Hello I Must Be Going," where she played a divorcée in her 30s who has a fling with a teenager, played by actor Christopher Abbott.

After its release, criticism surfaced surrounding her character’s affair, with many questioning if the "cuddly" actress had enough "sexual gravitation transcending age" to attract Abbott's character.

"It was a real bummer because I was like, 'The movie's about this couple who find each other and have this fling for a summer.' Like, really, you don't think an 18-year-old would just want to spend the summer sleeping with me?" she explained, laughing. "From experience, some 18-year-olds are willing to sleep with me."

"Yellowjackets" has already been renewed for a second season, though a premiere date has yet to be announced. "Those girls were special. They were champions. The #Yellowjackets will return for Season 2!" the show's official Instagram account posted last month.

The Season 1 finale of "Yellowjackets" aired Sunday on Showtime.

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SEATTLE, WA - MAY 27: Actress Melanie Lynskey arrives for a screening of the film "Sadie" during the Seattle International Film Festival at SIFF Cinema Egyptian on May 27, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Mat Hayward/Getty Images