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In a candid interview with the Los Angeles Times published on April 6, Emily Ratajkowski Reflecting on her personal experiences with the treatment of women in Hollywood and misogyny during her time in the industry. While Ratajkowski is primarily known for her modeling skills, she has spent nearly two decades pursuing a career in acting. However, as of 2019, his screen time has come to a standstill. In the interview, Ratajkowski shed light on why she essentially chose to quit acting: it’s due to Hollywood executives’ failure to treat her like a human being.
He said of his efforts to establish himself as a serious actor, “I didn’t feel like, ‘Oh, I’m an artist performing and this is my outlet. ‘” “I felt like a piece of meat with people saying, ‘Does he have anything other than [breasts],
In 2014, Ratajkowski landed a breakout role in “Gone Girl” as Andie, Nick’s (Ben Affleck) mistress, after which she and her team worked to prove that she was a “serious actress with longevity.” Were. Leading up to her “Gone Girl” appearance, Ratajkowski secured small roles in films and TV series such as “iCarly” on Nickelodeon.
Following these early roles, she was cast in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video. In her 2022 book of essays, “My Body”, she alleged that Thicke groped her on the video set. The excerpt reads, “Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coldness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands caressing my bare breasts from behind.” I instinctively turned away, looking back at Robin Thicke. He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled back, his eyes hidden behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness outside the set. Went.”
In 2020, tired of making herself “appealing to powerful men in Hollywood”, Ratajkowski decided to fire her acting agent, commercial representative, and manager. “I didn’t trust them,” she told the LA Times. “I was like, ‘I can handle getting the phone calls. I’m the one making these decisions. None of you have my best interest at heart. And you hate all women.'”
Most recently, she played the role of Elise in the 2019 crime drama “Lying and Stealing” opposite Theo James. In 2022, he also made an appearance as himself on comedian Zeeve Fumudoh’s late-night talk show, “Zeeeve”. Her last audition was for “Triangle of Sadness”, but the role she was dying for eventually went to the late Charlby Dean Kriek.
In an additional excerpt from her book, Ratajkowski spoke of feeling insecure and angry while attending a WME party with her now ex-husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard. “I thought about that [Bear-McClard] Was walked through the room, a room full of men who only two years earlier had been kissing Harvey Weinstein’s ring and encouraging his young female clients to set up meetings with him in hotel rooms. attached to these men.”
Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, she touched on that topic: “And that’s probably why I’m not really interested in men’s POVs right now. Because they were lies. And I don’t mean infidelity. It’s a sorry world.” Is. Like, Hollywood is messed up. And it’s dark,” she told the outlet. “Obviously, it would be nice to be with someone who’s in the industry or understands it, but I don’t think I can. That’s what that essay was about. I had a hard time even partying like that but then The part of me that attached to her hit it even harder. Since her divorce, Ratajkowski has been romantically linked to Pete Davidson, Eric Andre, and Harry Styles.
While his decision to step back from acting was a long time coming, Ratajkowski made her mark in other ways. A proud mom with a thriving modeling career, she seems to be doing just fine on her own.