Why Did Emily Ratajkowski Quit Acting?

The “Gone Girl” star fired her acting agent, manager, and commercial rep in early 2020.

Emily Ratajkowski has officially exited Hollywood but why is Emily Ratajkowski so famous?

Breakthrough and rise to prominence. The “Blurred Lines” video garnered Ratajkowski notoriety, especially as a sex symbol. In October 2013, Esquire magazine named Ratajkowski “Woman of the Year”, over online fan vote finalist Jennifer Lawrence.

Emily Ratajkowski reflected on the treatment of women in Hollywood and her personal experiences with misogyny during her time in the industry. While Ratajkowski is primarily known for her modeling prowess, she’s spent nearly two decades pursuing a career in acting. As of 2019, however, her screen time has come to a standstill. In the interview, Ratajkowski shed light on why she’s essentially chosen to quit acting: it’s in large part due to Hollywood executives’ failure to treat her like a human being.

“I didn’t feel like, ‘Oh, I’m an artist performing and this is my outlet,'” she said of her attempts to establish herself as a serious actor. “I felt like a piece of meat who people were judging, saying, ‘Does she have anything else other than her [breasts]?'”

In 2014, Ratajkowski secured a breakout role as Andie, Nick’s (Ben Affleck) mistress, in “Gone Girl,” after which she and her team worked to prove she was a “serious actress with longevity.” Leading up to her “Gone Girl” appearance, Ratajkowski secured smaller roles in films and TV series like “iCarly” on Nickelodeon.

After these early roles, she was cast in Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” music video. In her 2022 book of essays, “My Body,” she alleged that Thicke groped her while on the video set. “Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind,” the excerpt reads. “I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke. He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set.”

In 2020, tired of making herself “digestible to powerful men in Hollywood,” Ratajkowski decided to fire her acting agent, commercial rep, and manager. “I didn’t trust them,” she told the LA Times. “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.'”

Most recently, she played Elyse alongside Theo James in the 2019 crime drama “Lying and Stealing.” In 2022, she also made an appearance as herself on comedian Ziwe Fumudoh’s late-night talk show, “Ziwe.” Her last audition was for “Triangle of Sadness,” but the role she was vying for ultimately went to the late Charlbi Dean Kriek.

In an additional excerpt from her book, Ratajkowski recounted feeling unsafe and outraged while attending a WME party with her now ex-husband Sebastian Bear-McClard. “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,” she wrote. “I hated that my husband was at all connected to these men.”

Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, she built on that theme: “And 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,” she told the outlet. “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.” Since her divorce, Ratajkowski had been romantically linked to Pete Davidson, Eric André, and Harry Styles.

While her decision to step back from acting was a long time coming, Ratajkowski continues to leave her mark in other ways. A proud mom of one with a thriving modeling career, it looks like she’s doing just fine on her own.

Emily Ratajkowksi admits she’s ‘scared’ to publicly discuss divorce

The 31-year-old ‘Gone Girl’ actress, model, ‘High Low’ podcast host and best-selling author, hinted that despite her huge list of achievements and estimated $10 million fortune she fears losing her child in a possible custody battle if she becomes “outspoken” amid her split from film producer Sebastian Bear-McClard.

Emily, a single mum to two-year-old boy Sylvester, who she had with her estranged 42-year-old Sebastian – who has been accused by three women of sexual misconduct – filed for divorce from him in September 2022.

She told the Los Angeles Times about why she deosn’t want to go into detail about the “horrifying” and “traumatic” year she’s had: “I’m scared. I’m learning that outspoken women don’t often get their children.”

Her profile piece in the Times said: “Dhe doesn’t want to jeopardise gaining custody of (Sylvester.)”

Sexual misconduct allegations against Sebastian Bear-McClard were made public on March 29, with statements obtained by Variety showing three women accused the filmmaker of non-consensual sex and grooming, some of which allegedly occurred while he was married to Emily.

When Emily split from him there were widespread reports it was due to his alleged cheating, but the ‘My Body’ writer has not addressed the rumours.

Her Times profile added claims of Sebastian’s alleged misconduct confirmed her worst fears about the world being bleak and brutal.

Emily said: “And 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***** up world. Like, Hollywood is f***** up. And it’s dark.”

The article also reveals that in 2020 Emily fired her acting agent, commercial rep and manager because she “didn’t trust them” and thought they “hate women”.

Emily also said she felt like a “piece of meat” when she was struggling to be taken seriously as an actress after she appeared with Ben Affleck in ‘Gone Girl’.

Turning to recently being photographed kissing former One Direction singer Harry Styles, 29, Emily said: “There’s a million insane, inaccurate things about my relationships (that are said.)

“I’m definitely still not thinking about guys. Although, yeah. You know, sometimes things just happen.”

Emily Ratajkowski appears to spill on *that* kiss with Harry Styles in Tokyo 

Emily Ratajkowski seems to have opened up about her passionate kiss with Harry Styles on the streets of Tokyo.

The 31-year-old model and mother-of-one was pictured getting more than close with the As It Was hitmaker while they were both visiting the Japanese capital. 

Pushing up against the door of a parked car, the A-listers publicly locked lips in the rain and seemingly didn’t care who saw them. 

Emily has been known to share her thoughts on men and dating culture and recently decided to spill the beans during a chat with the Los Angeles Times. 

Before sharing a makeout session with the British heartthrob, she told the publication: ‘I’m really just not thinking about guys.

‘I’m working, I’m a single mom. I’ve been so busy that it’s easy not to think about’.

The star is mum to her two-year-old son Sylvester who she shares with estranged husband Sebastian Bear-McClard.

Chatting with the same publication following her viral smooch with the star, Emily admitted her opinion on her relationship status hadn’t changed.

She told them in a voicenote sent from Japan: ‘There’s a million insane, inaccurate things about my relationships [that are said]. 

‘I’m definitely still not thinking about guys. Although, yeah. You know, sometimes things just happen’. 

When questioned over her former marriage, the star revealed she was steering clear of openly discussing intimate details due to fears of custody over her son but did say last year was ‘horrifying’.

She said: ‘I’m scared. I’m learning that outspoken women don’t often get their children’. 

The star announced the news she had become a mother to her 27.1 million Instagram followers with a photo of her breastfeeding the newborn.

She wrote: ‘Sylvester Apollo Bear has joined us earth side. Sly arrived 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life’. 

The film producer and model married in a ceremony at New York City Hall in 2018 and celebrated their honeymoon in Utah before splitting last Septemeber. 

They had been plagued by infidelity rumours months before the famous face filed for divorce from her son’s father.





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