Emily Ratajkowski, who played Amy in the movie “Gone Girl,” talks about why she quit acting in Hollywood. Before she was in David Fincher’s Gone Girl as a student having an affair with Ben Affleck’s professor, the supermodel was in a few high-profile music videos, like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”
Ratajkowski went on to star with Aaron Paul in the movies We Are Your Friends, Cruise, I Feel Pretty and Welcome Home. Since 2019, when she was in Lying and Stealing, she hasn’t been in a movie.
Ratajkowski talks about why she quit acting in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times. She says that the main reason is that men in Hollywood treated her badly. Ratajkowski goes into depth about how Hollywood is “f*cked up,” did not value her as an artist, and objectified her. Here are some of the things she said:
“I didn’t feel like, ‘Oh, I’m an artist performing and this is my outlet.’ I felt like a piece of meat who people were judging, saying, ‘Does she have anything else other than her [breasts]?’ Maybe that’s why right now I’m not really interested in men’s POVs. Because they were lies. And I don’t mean infidelity. This is a f*cked up world. Like, Hollywood is f*cked up. And it’s dark.”
After her supporting role in Gone Girl was praised, Ratajkowski and her team started looking for other roles to show that she was a “serious actress with longevity.” She had some success with more supporting roles, but she didn’t feel like Hollywood appreciated her as an artist.
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She thought that if she wanted to be a successful actor, she had to make herself “digestible to powerful men in Hollywood.” So, Ratajkowski fired her whole team, including her acting agent, commercial representative, and manager.
She said of her team –
“I didn’t trust them. I can handle receiving phone calls. I’m gonna make these decisions. None of you have my best interest at heart. And you all hate women.”
Ratajkowski stopped acting for the most part, but she kept trying out for parts. In the film Triangle of Sadness, which was nominated for Best Picture, she lost the part of Yaya to the late Charlbi Dean.
A party she went to with her now ex-husband, Uncut Gems producer Sean Bear-McClard, was one of the most important things that turned her off from Hollywood. In an essay from her book My Body, Ratajkowski talks about being in a room full of men who were friends with convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein and told “their young female clients to meet with him in hotel rooms.”
Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard are going through a tough divorce and custody battle right now. Bear-McClard has been accused of s*xual misconduct by more than one woman, and Ratajkowski wants to get rid of him.