Model/Actress Emily Ratajkowski is known for her work on Blurred Lines, Gone Girl, and for her support of the controversial campaign, #FreetheNipple.
Recently, Ratasjowski did an interview with Evening Standard magazine, and several things she’s expressed have gained a great deal of media attention.
Specifically, she mentions that “sexy actresses” are treated differently and do not get offered serious roles.
“It’s an interesting paradox. If you’re a sexy actress it’s hard to get serious roles. You get offered the same thing they’ve seen you in. … What’s so dumb is that women are 50 percent of the population and they want to spend money to see movie where they’re portrayed as three-dimensional characters.”
A great example of this is Scarlett Johansson, who has struggled to get serious dramatic roles all throughout her career. There has also been a recent backlash against traditional Hollywood casting that typically places white, cisgendered males in main roles.
The flip-side of the coin however, is that Ratajkowski’s complaints come off as vain, rather than as a serious look at typecasting.
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