Something comes between Kate Moss and her Calvins.
The supermodel recently opened up about her iconic topless Calvin Klein campaign to Mark Wahlberg, revealing in an interview on BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs” radio show that she felt “vulnerable and scared” on set, and that her memories of the recording in 1992 were “not very good”.
About Wahlberg, Moss said, “He was very macho and it was all about him. He had a big entourage. I was just that model.”
The HBO hit “Entourage” was famously based on the “Boogie Nights” actor’s rowdy group of friends during his rise.
Moss, then 17, posed topless while straddling her opponent, admitting she felt “completely” objectified.
“I think they played on my vulnerability,” she said. “I was quite young and innocent, so Calvin loved that.”
Moss also said she struggled with “severe anxiety” before the big day and was prescribed Valium to prepare for. “I wasn’t feeling well before the shoot. I couldn’t get out of bed for a week or two,” the model revealed.
This isn’t the first time Moss has spoken out about the uncomfortable experience. “I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18 when I had to work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts,” she told Vanity Fair in 2012.
“It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff dude. I did not like it. For two weeks I couldn’t get out of bed. I thought I was going to die.”
Marky Mark discussed working with Moss in a 2020 interview with The Guardian, telling the outlet: “I think I was probably a little rough. Doing my thing a little bit. I wasn’t very… worldly, let’s just say that .”
The “Planet of the Apes” star had faced the law several times in his late teens and early twenties. In 1988, the then 16-year-old actor assaulted a Vietnamese man and served approximately 45 days in prison, asking for a pardon in 2014.
But the former Funky Bunch member said he has since made amends with Moss. “I saw her and said hello. I think we’ve seen each other at a concert here and there, we said hello and exchanged pleasantries,” he told the outlet.
It seems that even Klein himself has less fond memories of the iconic underwear ad.
“It did not go very well. [Kate] didn’t like it [Mark] not at all. I’ve worked with so many women, amazing ones, and Kate was always difficult,” the designer said in 2010, calling Wahlberg “a pleasure.”