So what made Hollywood star Ben Affleck choose Emily Ratajkowski to play his mistress Andie in Gone Girl, we wonder?

Remember sexy Emily Ratajkowski?

Well, cast your mind back to last year and THAT Blurred Lines music video and you might remember the eye-wateringly beautiful brunette, strutting her stuff topless and wearing just a barely-there thong.

Yeah she made us hit the gym. Hard.

Anyhoo, as a result of her appearance in the sexy Robin Thicke vid, Emily, 23, has been cast as student temptress Andie Hardy in the most hotly anticipated film of the year – the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling book, Gone Girl, which hits UK cinemas on October 3.

The film, co-directed by Reese Witherspoon, also stars Hollywood hottie, Ben Affleck, and English actress, Rosamund Pike.

And it turns out Ben Affleck personally requested Emily for the film when he was discussing with director David Fincher who should play his character Nick Dunne’s secret mistress Andie.

Apparently he asked for the ‘girl in the Blurred Lines video’. As David put it, she had ‘to be special, and she was.’

Yup, prancing around in no clothes definitely DOES get you places!

So, what do we know about Emily Ratajkowski – the rising star? Here are a few handy facts to impress your guy mates with.

1. She was born in Laaandan

Does this officially mean we can class her as one of our own? Emily was born in Westminster but was raised in sunny California with her English professor mum and art-teacher dad. She also spent a lot of time in Spain and Ireland. Lucky gal.

2. Blurred Lines wasn’t her first music video…

Remember Maroon 5’s 2013 song, Love Somebody? Well Emily actually appeared in the music video covered in grey paint. Who knew eh?

3. Acting was always her dream

Despite being signed to agency, Ford Models, at just 14, Emily always had her eye on the big screen.
‘I didn’t want to act in high school because I was sick of auditioning for Nickelodeon, Disney mean girls, or the cheerleader,’ said the star. ‘I came back to it when I had enough leverage to pick and choose.’

4. She’s not new to the screen…

Although it will be Emily’s first major big-screen role, the sexy model has previously appeared in New Girl and she also had a minor part in 2005 film, A Year And A Day.

5. Emily is a BIG Karaoke fan

Her go-to Karaoke track?
‘Doo-Wop (That Thing)” by Lauryn Hill. It’s so hard to sing, which is part of the reason I love it. It’s a challenge,’ admitted Emily.
The beautiful model did admit that she’s never attempted to sing Blurred Lines. Damn it.

We’ll be first in line at the cinema to ogle Emily and Ben in action. See ya there!

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