Photographs by Jenny Gage and Tom Betterton for British InStyle
Emily Ratajkowski is so over "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke's popular NSFW music video that made her famous, according to a new interview in InStyle UK.
While the song has often been criticized over its sexually suggestive lyrics, it was a summer 2013 hit and both unrated and less racy versions of the clip have been watched millions of times. The 24-year-old British actress and two other fellow models, Elle Evans and Jessi M'Bengue, appear topless, wearing skimpy nude underwear.
"I wasn't into the idea at all at first," Ratajkowski told InStyle UK, which features her on the cover of its October 2015 issue, now on sale. "I think I came off as a bit annoyed in the video."
"Now, it's the bane of my existence," she said. "When anyone comes up to me about 'Blurred Lines,' I'm like, 'Are we seriously talking about a video from three years ago?'"
Before starring in "Blurred Lines," Ratajkowski had appeared in the movie A Year in the Day and also had a recurring role on iCarly. After the video was released, she appeared in the movies Gone Girl with Ben Affleck, Entourage and We Are Your Friends with Zac Efron. The unrated version of the video, posted on Vevo, has been watched more than 72.9 million times.
In the video, Ratajkowski and her fellow models dance and do other unusual activities near Thicke and collaborators Pharrell Williams and T.I.
For example, her butt serves as a car track...
...she does calisthenics in giant platform shoes...
...She cuddles a baby goat...
...and gets cuddly with Thicke...
Ratajkowski also talked to InStyle UK about appearing nude and body image.
"It's weird to me that the reaction to a woman's naked body is so controversial in our culture," she said. "My mum taught me to never apologize for my sexuality. 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."
"There are a few things I don't like about my body, like that part of my thigh beneath my butt," she added. "But my friends will say I'm crazy and I know it's just my perception. You can't beat up on yourself."