There’s been quite a few nostalgic throwbacks recently to Vanity Fair’s classic ‘Raining Teens’ cover of 2003, which boasted nine of the biggest up-and-coming young female stars of the time.
With the likes of Amanda Bynes, the Olsens, Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan gracing the front page, it seems like the most glamorous photo shoot in the world.
But actress Evan Rachel Wood, who was one of the chosen nine, has revealed her horror at being treated like “meat” during the ordeal.
Opening up on the darker and more disturbing side of Hollywood, the actress took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the shoot.
“I was almost in tears after this shoot. They tried that dress on me, I wasn’t comfortable but they told me there was no time…cause everyone else took up too much time with their fittings,” began the Thirteen star.
The 27-year-old goes on to recount how she wasn’t allowed to wear flat shoes, and how the girls were then “all lined up, stared at and approved”.
She added: “I was 15 and felt for the first time my identity being erased and the pressure…to shut up and do what you are told. I felt like meat.”
We always looked back fondly on this iconic cover page. It just goes to show that you never know what’s really going on behind-the-scenes.