‘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 “very good memories” of her famous Calvin Klein photoshoot with Mark Wahlberg in 1992.
The couple posed together for a memorable campaign when she was just beginning her modeling career and he was a famous rapper named Marky Mark.
Speaking to Lauren Laverne on Desert Island Discs, Kate said Mark did the photoshoot “all about him” and she also felt “objectified” by the crew.
Iconic: Kate Moss has admitted she doesn’t have “very good memories” of her famous Calvin Klein photoshoot with Mark Wahlberg in 1992
When asked if she had good memories of the shoot, Kate said: “Not very good memories. He was very macho and it was all about him. He had a large entourage. I was that model.
Lauren asked, “You felt objectified?” to which Kate said: “Yes, totally and vulnerable and scared. I think they played on my vulnerability.”
She added, ‘I was quite young and innocent, Calvin loved that. I was really not feeling well at all before the shoot, I couldn’t get out of bed and I was really scared.’
It’s not the first time Kate has opened up about her bad experience on set, having previously called Mark “such a nutcase” and “not very nice” in an interview with Vanity Fair.
Candid: Kate said Mark did the photoshoot “all about him” and she also felt “objectified” by the crew (pictured in May 2022)
She said: “I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18 working with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts. It didn’t feel like me at all.
“I felt really bad for sitting on this muscular guy. I do not want it. I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks.’
Mark also doesn’t have fond memories of the photoshoot and has since admitted his behavior on set was “not very worldly”.
He told The Guardian: “I think I was probably a bit rough around the edges. I kind of do my thing. I wasn’t very… sophisticated, let’s put it that way.
Honestly: Mark doesn’t have very good memories of the photoshoot either and has since admitted his behavior on set was “not very worldly” (pictured April 2022)
‘But I saw her and said hello. I think we’ve seen each other at a concert here and there, we’ve said hello and exchanged pleasantries.’
In another past interview with The Mail on Sunday, Mark also described the photoshoot as his “most embarrassing moment”.
He said: “The lingerie modeling I did for Calvin Klein with Kate Moss wasn’t good in hindsight, but at the time it got me a lot of attention from the ladies!
“Explaining that — along with my rap career — to my kids gets awkward when they’re old enough to ask.”
Kate said: “Not very good memories. He was very macho and it was all about him. He had a large entourage’ (pictured July 2022)