Kate MossCalvin Klein topless lingerie advertisement with Mark Wahlberg It may be an iconic image in fashion history, but the supermodel revealed that behind the scenes was a very exciting experience for the teenager at the time.
Moss appeared on Sunday’s episode of BBC Radio 4 desert island discsAnd the revealed to the host Lauren Laverne She doesn’t have “very good memories” of that whole experience. When asked about working with Wahlberg, she recalled, “He was very manly, and it was all about him. He had a great entourage. I was just that kind of supermodel.” Moss was only 17 years old during the 1992 photoshoot wearing topless, and in some photos she was taken to press her torso against Wahlberg.
Laverne asked if she felt objectionable during filming, to which she replied, “Yes, absolutely. Weak and scared.” She added, “I think they played on my double. I was so young and innocent, so Calvin liked it.” She went on to explain that in the lead up to that shooting she remembers feeling “extremely anxious,” which led to her doctor prescribing Valium. “I didn’t feel well at all before filming,” Moss said. “For example, a week or two, I couldn’t get out of bed.”
In 2012, the model also spoke about the charged campaign that propelled her to fame Vanity Fair“I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go and work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts. I didn’t feel like myself at all. I felt really bad about this wonderful guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks.” I thought I was going to die. I went to the doctor, and he said, “I’ll give you some Valium,” and Francesca SorrentiThank God, he said, “You don’t take that.” He was just worried. Nobody cares about you mentally. There is tremendous pressure to do what you have to do. I was really young, and I was going to work with him Stephen Meisel. It was really weird – an extended limousine coming to pick you up from work. Dislike. But it was work, and I had to do it.” She added, “Now I see a 16-year-old girl, and it would feel really strange to ask her to undress. But they said, if you don’t, we won’t book you again. So I would lock myself in the toilet and cry and then go out and do it. I’ve never felt very comfortable about it.”
in 2020, Watchman Wahlberg asked if he “never made up” with Moss after filming. He replied, “I’ve never had a problem with Kate, have I?” “I guess I was probably a little rough around the edges. Kind of doing my own thing. I wasn’t…too mundane, let’s say it. But I saw her and said hello. I think we saw each other at a party here and there, we said hello and exchanged compliments.”