The 30-year-old star has admitted she "loved the idea and the validation" of being a model but she insisted carrying out the work has left her "very confused" about her relationship with her own body.
Speaking about whether she loved modeling in an interview with Stylist magazine she said: "Absolutely not. I don't think I ever loved it. I loved the idea and the validation, but certainly the work itself made me feel very confused about my relationship with my body and with what was important,” she said.
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The 'Gone Girl' actress admitted she was "really excited" about modelling when she first started out in the industry aged 13.
Quizzed on what "appealed" about modelling when she started, she added, "Initially, it just seemed that specifically, girls who are considered 'hot' were the most powerful women."
"So, at 13, it felt really exciting that anyone would even want me to be a model. It felt validating and it made me feel special and powerful too because all the women that I looked up to were women who were famous for being sexualized on some level,” she added.
Emily recently opened up about singer Robin Thicke "cupping her bare breasts" while filming the music video for 'Blurred Lines' in 2013.
In an extract from her new book, 'My Body', she writes: “Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind. 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. [The director, Diane Martel’s] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, ‘Are you okay?'
"I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body. I didn’t react – not really, not like I should have.”
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Director Diane confirmed she witnessed the whole thing and immediately wrapped the shoot.
The director shared: “I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts. One in each hand. He was standing behind her as they were both in profile. I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the f*** are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!’ ”
Diane claimed Robin apologized and insisted: “I don’t think he would have done this had he been sober.”
Robin has not publicly responded to the allegation.
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