Emily Ratajkowski is going from video vixen to movie actress, after landing a role in “Gone Girl,” alongside Ben Affleck. This will not be her first acting role, however. She also appeared on Nickelodeon’s iCarly from 2009 to 2010. But the British beauty became known on a global scale after appearing nude in Robin Thicke’s controversial video for “Blurred Lines.”
Though deemed a sexist video by many, Ratajkowski noted that she did not have the same opinion telling Esquire in July, “I really appreciate the people who watch out for that stuff, and I'm sensitive to those sort of things. On the surface level, the naked women dancing, I understand that can be perceived that way.
But we're directed to have a sort of confidence, a sarcastic attitude about the whole situation. That eye contact and that attitude really puts us in a power situation. The director, Diane Martel, is a woman, and so is the DP. We really worked on that and tried to convey that in the video. The way we are annoying them, being playful and having a good time with our body — it's something very important for young women today to have that confidence. I think it's actually celebrating women and their bodies.”
Now, the 21-year-old is set to play the mistress of Ben Affleck on the big screen. “Gone Girl” is about a man, Nick Dunne, who deals with the disappearance of his wife , Amy Dunne, played by Rosamund Pike, and is accused of having a role in it by his mistress, Amy.
Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, and Neil Patrick Harris are also in the film which is expected to be released in 2015.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...