Model Talks Industry and What It’s Like To Work With Anne Hathaway
Emily Doyle is a 24 year old model from the sunny state of Florida, who currently resides in Brooklyn. “I’ve been here for three years now and after adjusting to city life, I love it!” You may recognize her from the major movie starring Anne Hathway, The Intern. We had the opportunity to ask Emily a few questions about what it’s really like to have one of the most seemingly “glamorous” careers out there, and also, “What’s Anne Hathaway like!?”
Are there any general misconceptions about models that you would like to set straight?
“I feel like most of the world thinks models have it made, don’t have to work, life’s a breeze. That is so not true. Very few girls ‘make it’ in this business and then the few who do are technically running their own business. And that’s a lot of work. And you start running your own business at a young age (whenever you start modeling) which could mean 15/16. Then you’re most likely shipped off to a foreign country. It’s just a lot to handle for a young person. Thankfully I started modeling after college at 20 so I was a little more aware of what was going on and what was expected of me, and what I needed to expect of myself.”
What has been your favorite job?
“My favorite job. Hmmmmm. I like so many, for different reasons. Sometimes it’s an amazing location, others it’s the client and crews I get to work with. I’ve been lucky enough to never work with a horrendous team, everyone has always been so fun and nice.”
“Any job where I’m sick. Ugh. I get sick so often when I travel and the client books all this travel stuff for you in advance that to cancel last minute is problematic. So you have to put on a front and look pretty and happy and have energy in front of the camera even when you feel terrible. The end of 2015 I was traveling so much back to back that my body got so worn down. I think over the holiday break I slept for a week straight.”
What does being a Renaissance Woman mean to you?
“To me, a Renaissance Woman is a woman who can do it all. Maybe that’s too liberal of a definition and I’m not sure if that woman exists. I know I’m definitely not there. There are so many things I want to do, want to learn, and I’m too lazy, too busy, whatever excuse I have, to do them. “
What advice would you like to give others who are interested in pursuing a modeling career?
“Biggest, biggest, BIGGEST piece of advice I can give to models starting out or even people currently modeling: Never take anything personally! You are running a business, the clients are running a business, your agents are running a business and when things are said, decisions are made you have to understand everyone has a different idea of who is right for the job. Just because that’s not you, doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with you, just the product you are offering- your look. Not the rosiest way to look at it, but it’s the truth. For example, when you’re on set and the photographer isn’t happy with the photo, keeps telling you to ‘try this, try that.’ You as the model start thinking ‘oh I’m doing something wrong, they don’t like me, etc.’ but often that’s not the case. Sometimes the clothes aren’t working together with the set or the lighting or something you don’t have control over isn’t working together. You can’t take things personally.”
Is there anything you struggle with?
“I struggle with how the industry is affecting me so that when I get out (haha) I still want to be a normal person with a normal body image and just a normal outlook and not be jaded. Only time will tell!”
Can you tell our readers a little bit about your photography?
So I went to college after bouncing around for photography and right before I was going to transfer to a bachelors program I started modeling. I haven’t been keeping up with my passion except for a few self portrait projects here and there but this year one of my resolutions was to get back into it and just keep it going, continuing to watch for inspiration so I don’t lose that creative pursuit.
What was it like filming The Intern?
“Filming the intern was so fun!!! It started out as a photo shoot for pictures to cover the office walls, stuff for the computer screens and such. And the director, Nancy Myers, liked my energy and look so much she requested me for an actual scene with Anne Hathaway. I flipped when I got the email from my agent. Filming was so fun but it really showed me that I need acting lessons! Funny story, at the end of the scene Anne Hathaway would improv to finish the scene out and one of the takes, she came up to me and asked me how my kids were and I looked at her and completely froze! Haha I was like uhhhhhhhhh I don’t have kids, what do I say?! Everyone started laughing hysterically because it was so awkward haha.”
Have you always wanted to be a model?
“I haven’t always wanted to be a model. I was home-schooled for most of my life, so the pressure from a public school to figure out what you want to be and do before you even graduate wasn’t there. So I just focused on getting good grades. But when I got to college I was like ‘oh I need to decide what I want to do!’ I had an interest In photography but never went anywhere with it until I got to college. I never got very far with the degree because modeling happened but I still pursue that passion in my down time.”
How old were you when you became interested in modeling? What drew you to that career?
“I was 20, I believe, when I started looking into modeling. I was trying to find a photography program where I felt I fit and was having such a hard time. I had recently done a charity fashion show through school and I got really great feedback from people, photographers, designers, saying I could possibly do this for real! At first I was just brushing it off as people being nice but when I was running into dead ends with college leads I looked into it and got picked up by Ford in Miami!”
Any upcoming projects or goals?
“This year, I really want to focus on growing my business. Maybe take some business classes so I can start really treating my job like a job and my business like a business. Also I want to get a french bulldog this year!!! Ugh, obsessed. Does that count as a goal?”