Emily Ratajkowski has insisted she uses her sexy image for “survival” in the entertainment industry.
The model/actress, who shot to fame back in 2012 after starring in Robin Thicke’s controversial music video for his hit song Blurred Lines, has discussed her career in an interview for British GQ magazine.
In the chat, Emily asserted that she’s worked hard to control her image because she didn’t expect to become famous.
“I think, for me, the way I use my image and as a model and capitalise off of it has been very much about survival, rather than a representation of who I am,” she told the publication. “Modelling was an amazing way to make money and gain stability; fame came with that and it was a bizarre thing. Fame wasn’t something I had really expected or really wanted – although deep down probably every 20-year-old girl wants to be famous a little bit.”
The Gone Girl star went on to explain that she has previously misjudged women in the public eye based on their appearance, including her hero Demi Moore.
“I realised I had made assumptions about Demi Moore too. I definitely wrote her off a little bit, as an actress, because she was so sexy, because she had that body. And I’m Em Rata, so that’s seriously ironic. It just goes to show how deeply internalised misogyny is,” the 28-year-old shared.
Elsewhere in the interview, Emily revealed that her upcoming book will about her becoming a “victim” of her own image.
“I’d say it’s like a memoir, but with added political thinking,” she added. “I’m trying to use my experience as a model and someone who has capitalised on their image and also someone who has been maybe a victim of their image.”
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