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New York Minute: Emily Ratajkowski on Lying and Stealing

The model's latest project is less than a month away from hitting theaters everywhere. Here's her take on what it's like to take the big screen.
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In the new series "New York Minute," L'Officiel interviews celebrities in a minute or under, catching a quick glimpse of their work, lifestyle, and passions. 

If you don't know who Emily Ratajkowski is by now, you've most likely been living under a rock. Juggling a busy supermodeling career, Ratajkowski has also been seen on screen in numerous films. On July 12, her newest project, Lying and Stealing, will be in theatres everywhere and we just can't wait! The crime drama centers itself around Elyse (Emily Ratajkowski), a struggling actress trying to repay haunting debts alongside Ivan (Theo James), an art historian turned thief, working to pay off his deceased gambling fathers’ debts one priceless painting at a time. At the Lying and Stealing premier afterparty, we sat down with Ratajkowski in order to get the inside scoop on what it's like being Hollywood's latest on-screen It girl.


ABRAHAM MARTINEZ: So tell me a little bit about going to a film set vs. going to a modeling shoot. What are some of the differences and what are some of the similarities?

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI: For a film set, you’ll be there for a least twelve hours, so it’s a much longer day. For me, modeling’s something that just comes, it’s very easy—you’re just getting your picture taken. I think with acting it is really about getting into a place where you can focus and that sometimes doesn’t come easily.

AM: And who are some of the women that helped inspire your character, that you kind of looked at? Was it Audrey in How to Steal a Million?

ER: Sure, I looked at The Very Long Goodbye. I was obsessed with the movie when we were shooting this. Just I think she kind of embodies a lot of noir women.


AM: Finally, my last question. If there’s anything that someone should know about stealing and lying, what should it be?

ER: Really believe it. Really believe it when you’re doing it. Think that you’re not lying at all.


AM: Fake it till you make it?

ER: Yeah, exactly. Fake it till you make it.

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Lying and Stealing is currently available on DIRECTV, and will be in theaters on July 12.

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