Emily Ratajkowski Shares Her Ultimate 'Game Of Thrones' Fantasy

She talks dream roles, and why we should all appreciate our bodies

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​In the past two years, Emily Ratajkowski has established she's not just that hot "Blurred Lines" girl—rather, she's a serious model, actress, and activist.

Her film résumé is already stacked: Gone Girl, Entourage, and now a lead role in We Are Your Friends are among her gigs.

And this impressive start is due in part to the 24-year-old's interest in taking strong female roles.

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'I don't think it's necessarily about pretty or not pretty, it's just about finding the more dynamic, interesting female characters,' she told ELLE.com at Primark+ Refinery29's dinner last night.

'Unfortunately, I think a lot of the characters you read in these scripts that a lot of men have written, they're very one-dimensional, very archetypal figures of women, and I want to stray away from that and try to do the more interesting, rich characters.'

Ratajkowski doesn't have an exact dream role, but she knows the genre: "I love fantasy, I love Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, so it'd be fun to do something like that." Emrata alongside Emilia Clarke? HBO, make it happen.

But acting isn't the only thing Ratajkowski is focused on. She talked with ELLE.com about the other things she's passionate about: fashion, Planned Parenthood, and loving your body (enough to post nude selfies on Instagram proudly):

 

Given your desire to play strong roles, do you feel like we've made progress when it comes to the parts available to women in Hollywood?

Absolutely. And I think a lot of female comedians are really paving the road for them. It's just so cool. You know, there's a lot of conversations about feminism happening in our culture with pop music, within Hollywood, and I think it's important. I'm happy to see that there's more of that.

You have a great campaign with Planned Parenthood, an organization really involved in the fight for women's rights and healthcare. What brought you to that organization?

It's really important for me. I talk a lot about women's issues, and as a young person, I feel like I had a lot of female celebrities who talked about Planned Parenthood or birth control, and I think it's still taboo, and I want to break that taboo.

You're also very open when it comes to showing your own body—for example, you had a nude selfie on your Instagram the other day. 

That was actually really fun! That was a collage I did for Interview magazine. I think the whole idea of it is why is nudity and the female form so offensive to people? Which is something I was kind of trying to look at with a double selfie, like a clothed, and then sort of covered but also clearly naked image. So yeah, I just like exploring that, and I'm very comfortable with my body.

 

Double selfie at home in @balmainparis my collage for @interviewmag #interviewgang

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Your body confidence is amazing. What advice do you have for other girls for how to find that within themselves? 

I think you just have to look in the mirror and decide to love every part of yourself, even the things that are really hard to love, you know? Parts where you're like, "That's not…I don't want that," "So and so has a better thigh gap" or whatever else, but the truth of the matter is like, we're each in the body that we have for our lives, and we might as well appreciate it. Especially young women, because one day you'll be 40, and you'll look at your body when you were 20 and be like, "God, I wish I had appreciated that more."

Very true. I have one last fashion question: You have such great style. Do you ever see yourself designing a line?

One-hundred percent. When I was in third grade, my third grade teacher was getting married, and I drew like a thousand different wedding dresses for her. So I think it's always been in my blood. That's something eventually I'd like to do.

Are there any dream pieces you're thinking of?

I'm all about easy jumpsuits and dresses that are sexy but are also really casual and simple.

 

Interview: Alyssa Bailey

From: Elle.com

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