updated 04/30/2008 AT 11:40 AM ET
•originally published 04/30/2008 AT 12:10 PM ET
The model-turned-talk-show host spoke out in support of the Disney star following her controversial photo flap, telling the ladies of The View on Wednesday: “She is a 15-year-old, and I just wish everybody would leave her alone!”
Banks, 34, said provocative photos can come with the territory when you’re a young star, and her own mother kept a close eye on her. “There were definitely jobs they would ask me to do,” she said, referring to a request for Banks to pose nude for the legendary Pirelli calendar.
But Mama said no-no.