‘He was very macho and it was all about him’: Kate Moss admits she didn’t enjoy her famous photoshoot with Mark Wahlberg and felt ‘vulnerable and scared’
Kate Moss has admitted she doesn’t have “great memories” of her famous Calvin Klein photoshoot with Mark Wahlberg in 1992.
The couple posed together for a memorable campaign when she was at the start of her modeling career and he was a famous rapper known as Marky Mark.
Speaking on Desert Island Discs with Lauren Laverne, Kate said Mark did the photoshoot “all around him” and also felt “objectified” by the team.
Iconic: Kate Moss admitted she didn’t have ‘very fond memories’ of her famous Calvin Klein photo shoot with Mark Wahlberg in 1992
When asked if she had any fond memories of filming, Kate replied, “Not very fond memories. He was very macho and everything revolved around him. He had a large entourage. I was that role model.
Lauren asked, “Did you feel objectified?” to which Kate said: ‘Yeah completely and vulnerable and scared. I think they played on my vulnerability.
She added: ‘I was quite young and innocent, Calvin loved it. I really didn’t feel well at all before the shooting, I couldn’t get out of bed and I was very anxious.
It’s not the first time Kate has opened up about her bad experience on set, previously describing Mark as “such an ad*** head” and “wasn’t very nice” in an interview with Vanity Fair.
Candid: Kate said Mark did the photo shoot ‘all around him’ and also felt ‘objectified’ by the team (pictured May 2022)
She said: “I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18, when I had to go to work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts. It didn’t sound like me at all.
“I felt really bad riding this buff guy. I didn’t like it. I couldn’t get up for two weeks.
Mark doesn’t have very fond memories of the shoot either and has since admitted his behavior on set was “not very worldly”.
He told the Guardian: “I think I was probably a bit tough around the edges. That’s kind of my thing. I wasn’t very…worldly, let’s say.
Honest: Mark doesn’t have very fond memories of the photoshoot either and has since admitted his behavior on set was ‘not very worldly’ (pictured in April 2022)
“But I saw her and said hello to her. I think we saw each other at a concert here and there, said hello and exchanged pleasantries.
In another past interview with The Mail on Sunday, Mark also described the photo shoot as his “most embarrassing moment”.
He said: “The underwear modeling I did for Calvin Klein with Kate Moss wasn’t good in retrospect, but at the time it got me a lot of attention from the ladies!”
“Explaining this – with the rap career – to my kids is going to be embarrassing when they’re old enough to ask.”
Kate said: “Not very good memories. He was very macho and everything revolved around him. He had a big entourage’ (pictured in July 2022)