Emily Ratajkowski once was an unknown model. And although Emily’s meteoric rise to fame is credited by some to starring in the “Blurred Lines” video, Ratajkowski isn’t exactly grateful for the chance to appear in the Robin Thicke vehicle, reported MSN.
During the filming of Blurred Lines, Emily admits she showed her annoyance. Ratajkowski now regards herself as an on-the-rise actress and, as a result, she wants to end the discussions of the video.
“I wasn’t into the idea at all at first. I think I came off as a bit annoyed in the video. Now, it’s the bane of my existence. When anyone comes up to me about ‘Blurred Lines,’ I’m like, are we seriously talking about a video from three years ago?”
However, it was Emily’s primarily unclothed role in “Blurred Lines” that led to Ratajkowski’s opportunity to appear in Gone Girl with Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, and Rosamund Pike, reported Live For Films.
David Fincher was seeking someone to take on the role of Andie Hardy, the mistress and writing student of the character played by Affleck.
“An alien f**k-doll of a girl… as different from my elegant, patrician wife as could be,” says Affleck’s character.
Fincher was chatting with Ben about who could play Andie, and seeking an actress who would divide the male and female movie viewers.
“We needed somebody where, at the moment she appears, the women are going, ‘That is unconscionable and despicable.’ And you also have the men going, ‘Yes, but…’ And so Ben said, ‘Yeah, like the girl in the ‘Blurred Lines’ video.'”
Thus Emily was given the chance, and Fincher was impressed with the results.
“She was just incredibly mature. She wasn’t smitten with being the girl of the moment. She’s no bullsh*t,” he praised Ratajkowski.
In addition, she received a very different role in Entourage. And in describing it, Emily showed her sense of humor.
“I’m playing myself, and they’ve got me in an Aston Martin. I drive a Nissan Versa and would never spend real money on a car, because I destroy things. So there’s this weird version of yourself. Hollywood fetishizing you and itself—this box within a box. There is winter in L.A., there is rain in L.A. But there is no rain on Entourage,” added Ratajkowski.
In her most recently publicized life-after-“Blurred Lines” work, Emily stars in We Are Your Friends. However, the movie starring Zac Efron struggled, sinking for its opening, reported Billboard.
In addition to Ratajkowski and Efron, Wes Bentley is in the film. But Warner Bros. defended the effort despite the disappointing box office numbers.
“This was a passion project for Zac Efron, and we believe in him,” asserted Warner Bros. exec VP for domestic distribution Jeff Goldstein.
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