Kate Moss Had a ‘Nervous Breakdown’ After Working With Mark Wahlberg

Kate Moss and Mark Wahlberg aren’t exactly the best of friends. And although they’ve left their beef in the 90s, working together left Moss with a “nervous breakdown.” In 1992, the celebs starred in a Calvin Klein photoshoot. Moss felt so uncomfortable with the shoot, that she couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks.

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Calvin Klein says Kate Moss and Mark Wahlberg couldn’t stand each other

Klein’s photoshoot with Moss and Wahlberg was no walk in the park. According to the fashion designer, the Boston-bred actor and the model couldn’t stand each other. “Oh, my god. He and Kate couldn’t stand each other,” Klein admits in his interview with Marc Jacobs.
And although this was the ad that skyrocketed Moss’s career, leading her to be one of the most famous models of all time, she still regrets the shoot. According to Moss, she felt “really bad” during the shoot. She adds that she didn’t feel like herself at all. Even Wahlberg admits he could’ve been nicer to her, saying he wasn’t very “worldly.”

Kate Moss says she had a nervous breakdown after working with Mark Wahlberg

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Sadly, the famous underwear ad starring Moss and Wahlberg ultimately led to a nervous breakdown for Moss. The model was unable to get out of bed for weeks, she admits in an interview with Vanity Fair. And her anxiety became so intense that she went straight to the doctor to ask for help. The model spills to Vanity Fair,

“Moss tells Fox she regretted doing the 1992 Calvin Klein photoshoot that helped skyrocket her to fame. ‘I had a nervous breakdown when I was 17 or 18 when I had to go and work with Marky Mark and Herb Ritts,’ she says. ‘It didn’t feel like me at all. I felt really bad about straddling this buff guy. I didn’t like it.”

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Moss then adds how she couldn’t get out of bed for weeks. “I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks,” she says. “I thought I was going to die.” Moss continues, admitting, “I went to the doctor, and he said,’ ‘I’ll give you some Valium,’ ‘and Francesca Sorrenti, thank God, said,’ ‘You’re not taking that.’ ‘It was just anxiety. Nobody takes care of you mentally. There’s a massive pressure to do what you have to do. I was really little, and I was going to work with Steven Meisel. It was just really weird—a stretch limo coming to pick you up from work. I didn’t like it. But it was work, and I had to do it.’”

Mark Wahlberg hopes to leave his mistakes behind him

On Wahlberg’s side of things, he admits that he was “rough around the edges” when it came to his behavior with Moss. Yet fortunately, they have moved on and “exchanged pleasantries” after running into each other. “I think I was probably a little rough around the edges,” Wahlberg admits to The Guardian. “I wasn’t very… worldly, let’s say that. But I’ve seen her and said hello,” he says of Moss. “I think we saw each other at a concert here and there, we said hi and exchanged pleasantries.” He adds in the interview, “I made a lot of terrible mistakes. And I paid for those mistakes dearly.”

It seems as though Moss has moved on as well. In a 2017 interview with W Magazine, Moss calls Wahlberg “a nice guy.”