Many of us had no idea who Emily Ratajkowski was until told she was the featured brunette in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video. She got special attention in the topless version and then suddenly had roles in "Gone Girl,""Entourage" and "We Are Your Friends." But there's a lot more to Emily than just a sexy figure, and in her new cover story with InStyleUK she clearly tries to distance herself from the controversial 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?"
Yep, we seriously are. Because boobs. America loves and shames boobs in equal measure. On that note, Emily added:
It's weird to me that the reaction to a woman's naked body is so controversial in our culture. My mum taught me to never apologize for my sexuality. My dad never made me feel embarrassed. I also don't think I've ever had an awareness of my own body as being super-sexual. It was always just my body."
Her desire to be acknowledged for more than that body is completely understandable, but the visibility from "Blurred Lines" did seem to propel her onto the Hollywood scene. The video may be the bane of her existence but it may also be the reason for her current film career existence.
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