You may know her from Gone Girl or Zac Efron’s new EDM movie, We Are Your Friends, but Emily Ratajkowski first came into the spotlight when Robin Thicke released his music video for “Blurred Lines.”
Looking back on her appearance in the famous video, Ratajkowski isn’t very happy about it…
In an interview with InStyle UK magazine, the model/actress called the video the “bane of my existence.” She said whenever “anyone comes up to me about Blurred Lines, I’m like, ‘Are we seriously talking about a video from three years ago?’”
The video, in which Ratajkowski appeared nude, was quite controversial when it came out. The song itself was widely criticized for glorifying rape culture, and having nude women in the video did not help the case. It was banned in some clubs and college campuses.
The 24-year-old told the magazine she wasn’t even “into the idea” of the video in the beginning.
“I wasn’t into the idea at all at first,” she told the magazine. “I think I came off as a bit annoyed in the video. Now, it’s the bane of my existence.”
“My mum taught me to never apologize for my sexuality,” she said. “My dad never made me feel embarrassed. I also don’t think I’ve ever had an awareness of my own body as being super-sexual. It was always just my body.”