American model, actress, and influencer Emily Ratajkowski has quit acting because Hollywood is so “f***ed up.”
In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Ratajkowski, 31, revealed that she has already stepped away from her acting career and fired her team.
The actress made her film debut in Hollywood by playing a mistress to Ben Affleck in the 2014 movie, Gone Girl.
Ratajkowski’s also appeared in Cruise, Welcome Home, Entourage, In Darkness, I Feel Pretty, Lying and Stealing, and We Are Your Friends.
“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]?’” she said in her new interview.
The model said she fired her manager, acting agent, and commercial rep in 2020 after deciding she wouldn’t try to make herself digestible to powerful men in Hollywood.
“I was like, ‘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.’”
Emily has also reflected on the treatment of women in the film industry in an essay she wrote in her 2021 book, My Body.
“In the essay, Ratajkowski wrote about going to a WME party with her now ex-husband Sean Bear-McClard. She recalled his agent, who she wrote was “clearly drunk,” told her she was so famous that she was “like Pamela Anderson before the hep C,” per Hollywood Reporter.
“I thought about the way that [Bear-McClard] had glided through the room, a room full of men who only two years before had been kissing Harvey Weinstein’s ring and encouraging their young female clients to take meetings with him in hotel rooms,” Emily wrote in her essay.
“I hated that my husband was at all connected to these men,” she said about the film producer she was married to for almost four years.
The couple announced their marriage in 2018 and share one child together – a son, Sylvester Apollo.
“And maybe that’s why right now I’m not really interested in men’s POVs,” she told the L.A. Times. “Because they were lies. And I don’t mean infidelity. This is a fucked up world. Like, Hollywood is fucked up. And it’s dark.”
“Obviously, it would be nice to be with somebody who’s in the industry or understands it, but I don’t think I can. That was what that essay was about … I had a hard time even being at a party like that. But then having a part of me that was so connected to it was even harder,” she concuddedd.
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