[He was] talking about the fact Kim is 34 and a mother and that were over seeing her in a sexual light, which I had a lot of problems with,” the model and actress told ES Magazine. “He also implied that her husband was writing her tweets, as if she isnt capable of writing them herself, which to me is incredibly sexist.”
For Ratjakowski, feminism is been an obvious choice, and one that’s been plagued by the addition burden of being conventionally super hot.
Ratajakowski modeled since she was a teenager, but gained more mainstream attention after starring in the controversial “Blurred Lines” video that featured nude female models alongside a fully clothed Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams.
“Like any art, theres a million ways to interpret it,” Ratajakowski says defending the video. “All I can say is that when a woman is naked, thats not immediately anti-feminist. I have no apologies for it, and Im not ashamed at all.”
There is a slight difference between nudes women post of themselves and a video for a song with questionable lyrics catering specifically to the male gaze. But it wasRatajakowski’s choice to be nude and she felt empowered by it.
She identifies with feminism and thinks, whether or not women embrace the term, they believe in the equality the movement strives for.
“I think that there is a stigma attached to the word, but to me it means talking about the way we look at women and how we judge women differently than how we judge men; also it is about paid maternity leave, equal pay for women,”Ratajakowski said.
“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,” she explains. “People are like sheep and they’re like ‘Oh, that’s what she does well.’ What’s so dumb is that women are 50 percent of the population and they want to spend money to see movies where they’re portrayed as three-dimensional characters.”
And certainly, women need better roles. Case in point, the magazine lists Ratajakowski’s recent “credible” roles: “Andie, Ben Afflecks mistress in Gone Girl in 2014, and last year played Adrian Greniers love interest in the Entourage film and the girlfriend of a DJ in We Are Your Friends.”
Every woman deserves better than being relegated the girlfriend of a DJ role, fictional or otherwise.
But her argument that it’s harder for conventionally attractive women to get good roles is suspect just take a look at the actresses who have been Oscar nominees in, well, every year since the the prize has been on the table. “Hot” actresses who make themselves less conventionally attractive are rewarded handsomely for their efforts. For instance, Nicole Kidman in The Hours andCharlize Theron in Monster both won an Academy Award for their performances.
Fortunately, her next project, a psychological thriller alongside Game of Thrones‘ Nathalie Dormer, does not seem to define Ratajkowski’s character by her relationship with a man which is, sadly, an accomplishment for any actress, “hot” or not.
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