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Emily Ratajkowski says she doesn’t get acting jobs because ‘she’s too sexy’

Emily Ratajkowski, known for her role in Ben Affleck’s Gone Girl, and for featuring in the Blurred Lines music video, says she gets turned down for acting jobs for being ‘too sexy,’ and because her ‘boobs are too big’.

hollywood Updated: Jul 04, 2017 08:24 IST
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Actor Emily Ratajkowski, who appeared as Ben Affleck’s mistress in Gone Girl, says she doesn’t get hired for jobs because “she’s too sexy.”

Ratajkowski, who’s on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar July issue, says she gets judged on the basis of her looks, specifically her breasts.

““There’s this thing that happens to me: ‘Oh, she’s too sexy’,” she says. “It’s like an anti-woman thing, that people don’t want to work with me because my boobs are too big. What’s wrong with boobs? They’re a beautiful feminine thing that needs to be celebrated. Like, who cares? They are great big, they are great small. Why should that be an issue?”

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Ratajkowski, who gained fame after appearing topless in the Blurred Lines music video, has spoken about this issue previously. When Kim Kardashian was attacked on social media for posting a topless selfie, Ratajkowski showed solidarity by posting one of her own.

“We are more than just our bodies, but that doesn’t mean we have to be shamed for them or our sexuality,” she wrote on Twitter. “Even if being sexualized by society’s gaze is demeaning, there must be a space where women can still be sexual when they choose to be.”

“If you’re a sexy actress it’s hard to get serious roles. You get offered the same thing that they’ve seen you in,” Ratajkowski said.

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She also wrote on Lena Dunham’s online newsletter, Lenny Letter, about her experiences growing up being sexualised. “I refuse to live in this world of shame and silent apologies,” she wrote. “Life cannot be dictated by the perceptions of others, and I wish the world had made it clear to me that people’s reactions to my sexuality were not my problems, they were theirs.”

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First Published: Jul 04, 2017 08:24 IST