If you're a sexy actress, it's hard to get serious roles. You get offered the same thing they've seen you in. People are like sheep, and they're like, 'Oh, that's what she does well.'
I want to know who is spending $1,000 on a sweater! That makes no sense!
I'd rather just be who I am and get the kind of movies that I want or the kind of modeling jobs I want based on who I am, really.
I feel like it's always about how this girl stays thin, or what one girl is doing to another, and it shouldn't be that way.
I wouldn't say I am the type of girl who craves Doritos, but I definitely love a good cupcake sometimes. Or a croissant in the morning.
My mum bought discounted tickets for shows like 'Cats' and 'Les Miserables'; I became completely enamoured.
The ideal feminist world shouldn't be one where women suppress their human instincts for attention and desire. We shouldn't be weighed down with the responsibility of explaining our every move. We shouldn't have to apologize for wanting attention, either. We don't owe anyone an explanation.
It's a weird thing. Rick Springfield wrote 'Jessie's Girl,' and he probably gets sick of talking about 'Jessie's Girl.' The thing is, I didn't write 'Blurred Lines.' I didn't direct the music video. I'm really happy for the success, but it is kind of a funny thing to follow me around.
It's absurd to think that desire for attention doesn't drive both women and men. Why are women scrutinized for it more, then?
There are some people who fit into categories very well. But then there are a lot who don't.
If you don't feel good in the bathing suit, you're not going to look good.
I actually don't wear fragrance. I always feel like I smell cheap. I guess I just haven't found one that's not overpowering or too sweet. Even when I try one of the super masculine scents, I just think, 'I don't want to smell like a man.' Besides, I like my own scent.
I think 'Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned' might be a perfect book.
When I was a little girl, I loved theater a lot and I was always playing and making my own worlds.
My hair is very straight - people always think that I've ironed it when I get to set.
Hollywood is a boys' club, and that's something I thought was a stereotype - and it's not. That really shocked me. Still shocks me. Everyone's helping their buddies out and pressing their buddies and playing tennis with their buddies and making movies with their buddies, and that grosses me out.
There is winter in L.A., there is rain in L.A. But there is no rain on 'Entourage.'
Female empowerment is always something that I've felt. It's not about just being a model; it's about women in general.
For me, I want a president who is more than a symbol, someone who has ideas that I align with.
I would really like to take on something that really surprises people and shows that I want to be taken seriously as an actress. Also, creatively speaking, that sounds really fun.
I'm completely bathing suit-obsessed, and I love lurking on Instagram looking for the best bikinis.
People will say, 'How do I get abs like you?' I don't know. We're all different. If my girlfriend did what I did, hiking and yoga for a workout, it would affect her body in a different way. That's the message that I really want to get out there. I'm trying to counteract that culture.
I'm not always going to like the paparazzi photos, but I'm still going to go to lunch with my boyfriend.
Your body is your body; it's natural. Learn to love yourself for it.
The thing to know is love yourself and find the bathing suits that make you feel comfortable and just rock it.
The world should not be exclusive of the ideal body. It has to include all ideals, all bodies.
I always say, 'Do you have a body? Then you're swimsuit ready.' That's all you need to worry about.
For me personally, I cannot spend a certain amount of money on anything but shoes, a coat, a purse, and that's it. I could never spend more than $1K on a sweater. I'm only going to wear it twice. But you go online, and you see incredibly expensive sweaters selling out constantly.
If I have a meeting or need to look more done up, the thing I can always do is a cat eye.
What's so dumb is that women are 50 per cent of the population, and they want to spend money to see movies where they're portrayed as three-dimensional characters.
I started modeling when I was - not older, but not 12. I have a mom who's a feminist - she's an English professor, an intellectual. She really gave me the equipment to understand that you can celebrate yourself without putting yourself down or needing to apologize for the way you look. I think that attitude is really crucial for a model.
I really like beef jerky. If we go to a gas station, I have to buy beef jerky.
I didn't necessarily intend it for myself, but it just happens with Instagram and Twitter; people come up to me and call me Emrata; they don't call me Emily. That's my brand, my identity.
I have really big features, so a little makeup goes a long way. I would hate to look like a clown.
I don't know that it needs to be a transition from modeling to acting. I think that they can both exist at the same time.
I did go to UCLA for art, but the other option was going to Sarah Lawrence and doing creative writing all the way. So that is part of the reason I love to read so much.
The truth is that both groups want to be noticed. Yet we view a man's desire for attention as a natural instinct; with a woman, we label her a narcissist.
When I was eleven years old, I basically looked the same as I do now.
I'm more of a Smithwick's or Bulmer's girl than a pint of Guinness.
A woman can be seeking attention and also make a statement.They don't need to be mutually exclusive.
My friends are not in the industry - they're young artists or knitwear designers or whatever.
I really like to have a moment alone at the house, either in the morning or when I come home from work, when I can just zone out at my computer, relax, stare out the window, get into a 'Game of Thrones' episode, go up on my roof, whatever, then go out to dinner.
People have told me to change it over the years, but my dad is always saying, 'Never change your name!' My middle name is O'Hara, so it's a pretty epic name. Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski.