Kate Moss Recalls Being ‘Scared’ While Working On The Underwear Campaign With Mark Wahlberg: “They Played On My Vulnerability…”
Supermodel Kate Moss said her 1992 ad for a luxury brand, where she posed shirtless, wasn’t as glamorous as it seemed.
The supermodel, 48, opened up about the time in her career during her appearance on Sunday’s episode of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs radio show, reports people.com.
In her conversation with host Lauren Laverne, Kate Moss opened up about feeling “vulnerable” and “scared” while working alongside actor Mark Wahlberg on the set of their shoot.
When asked how she remembered working on the underwear campaign, Moss said she had “not very good memories.”
“He was very macho, and it was all about him. He had a big entourage. I was just this kind of model,” Kate Moss recalled of working with Wahlberg.
Moss was a teenager when she was featured in the advertisement. She posed topless in the black-and-white photographs, pressed against Wahlberg’s body in some photos.
“You felt objectified?” Laverne asked Kate Moss.
“Yeah, completely. And vulnerable and scared,” she replied, adding, “I think they played on my vulnerability. I was quite young and innocent, so Calvin loved that,” Moss continued.
Kate Moss also described feeling “severe anxiety” before the shoot, which resulted in a doctor prescribing her Valium.
“I really didn’t feel well at all before the shoot. For like, a week or two, I couldn’t get out of bed,” she said.
In a 2020 interview with The Guardian, Wahlberg addressed working with Moss on the campaign.
When asked if he “ever made up” with the model – who previously told Vanity Fair she “had a nervous breakdown” when she had to “go and work with Marky Mark” – he replied, “I never really had a problem with Kate, did I?”
“I think I was probably a little rough around the edges. Kind of doing my thing,” he recalled.
“I wasn’t very… worldly, let’s say that. But I’ve seen her and said hello. I think we saw each other at a concert here and there, we said hi and exchanged pleasantries.”