July 10, 2017
Model-actress Emily Ratajkowski will
only make movies where her character has more to do than just be a love
"I'm always looking for scripts that pass the Bechdel test and this is definitely one where, for the first time, you see my character in their own world and their story through their perspective - not just a male perspective, and that's exciting for me," she told Britain's Glamour magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
She doesn't want to get typecast as a "hot girl" so is thankful she still has a successful modelling career because it means she can afford to be choosy about her acting work.
"That's basically my strategy...and part of the reason I'm so grateful I have modelling and so many other things that I'm doing - because if I didn't have other ways of making money, I'd be like, 'Okay, I guess I'm doing the bathing-suit-girl role'," Ratajkowski said.
She's willing to wait as long as it takes to be able to "prove" herself as a credible and diverse actress.
"You really have to prove yourself in this industry and I'm very much up for the challenge. It takes a really long time to not only prove yourself, but also prove that you're more dynamic than just this one part of you that they see," she added.