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Emily Ratajkowski: I support Cara D

Emily Ratajkowski thinks “the pressures are the same” in both the modelling and film industries.

Both supermodels have landed roles in very high-profile movies and Cara recently revealed she is planning on leaving the modelling industry for good to focus on acting.

Gone Girl actress Emily, who also started off as a model, understands why her 23-year-old British peer has decided to move on professionally.

"I think every experience is different," Emily told ET Online. "Definitely, I feel like acting is much more creatively fulfilling and I think Cara is very creative person, as am I, and so, we want more."

After portraying Ben Affleck’s girlfriend in Gone Girl, Emily won some coveted parts. She’ll be starring in the Entourage movie this year and the 24-year-old is also taking on a lead role in We Are Your Friends, which sees Zac Efron playing the male lead.

In an interview with The Times, Paper Towns actress Cara said the things women are subjected to in the modelling is “disgusting”, why is why she decided to leave.

But Emily believes Hollywood shares a lot of the problems.

"I think the pressures are the same in both industries, like 'stay fit' and all that kind of stuff,” she explained. “I think also, it's important to know who you are. A lot of people who start, not Cara necessarily, but lots of young models who come from out of the country, or put too much value on the industry, really get lost and caught up in it, and I've been lucky enough to always have good people surrounding me."

In her discussion with The Times, Cara made it clear some of her experiences in the fashion industry were emotionally damaging.

"Modelling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while," she noted. "It didn't make me grow at all as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was. I felt so old."

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