Emily Rata­jkowski wants strong roles

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Emily Rata­jkowski only wants to make movies where her own char­ac­ter's per­spec­tive is im­por­tant. The 26-year-old model-an­dac­tress al­ways ap­plies the Bechdel test - where two or more women speak about some­thing other than a man when con­sid­er­ing her roles and is very ex­cited about her next project, which sees her star op­po­site Aaron Paul in psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller 'Wel­come Home'. She said: "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." And Emily doesn't want to get type­cast as a "hot girl" so is thank­ful she still has a suc­cess­ful mod­el­ing ca­reer be­cause it means she can af­ford to be choosy about her act­ing work. She told Bri­tain's Glam­our mag­a­zine: "That's ba­si­cally my strat­egy...and part of the rea­son I'm so grate­ful I have mod­el­ing and so many other things that I'm do­ing - be­cause if I didn't have other ways of mak­ing money, I'd be like, 'OK, I guess I'm do­ing the bathing-suit-girl role.' " The brunette beauty is will­ing to wait as long as it takes to be able to "prove" her­self as a cred­i­ble and di­verse ac­tress. She added: "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."

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