Emily Ratajkowski opens up about writing her book My Body during the pandemic.

Emily Ratajkowski has opened up about how she transitioned from model to author while juggling motherhood during the pandemic. 

The supermodel, 30, who looked chic in a camel suit, appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night to promote her new book My Body.

Emily told how she would be breast feeling her son Sylvester every two hours as she resumed work on her book again just two weeks after giving birth.

Transition: Emily Ratajkowski has opened up about how she transitioned from model to author while juggling motherhood during the pandemic

Emily, who gave birth to Sylvester in March 2020 with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, said she welcomed not having to ‘show up’ during lockdown after welcoming her first child.

She said: ‘I think something about the pandemic, being pregnant, having that kind of weird sense of time that we all had when we didn’t have to show up places was really good for me but since he has been born I am the most productive person in the world, just because I – every second is for him and then there is extra time.’

Emily also noted that she returned to writing the book just two weeks after giving birth to her son because she was on a strict deadline. 

The mother of one, said: ‘So I was like writing a book and breast feeding every two to three hours. And felt totally insane and incapable of doing it. And now I’m here talking about it so I think things have worked out.’

Baby mama! Emily welcomed her son Sylvester in March 2020

Baby mama! Emily welcomed her son Sylvester in March 2020

Promote: The supermodel, 30, who looked chic in a camel suit, appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night to promote her new book My Body

Promote: The supermodel, 30, who looked chic in a camel suit, appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night to promote her new book My Body

The book is comprised of, ‘personal essays’ as Seth described them, as he asked if it was ‘cathartic’ to write them but also to share them with the world.  

‘I think that writing it was sort of an act of control for me and creating something that was just mine, felt so good and you know, I think now it’s a little bit of like letting it go into the world and letting go of that control and it’s been really weird to be talking about the book so much when it’s not been available to people.’ 

Elsewhere during the chat, Emily admitted she didn’t take the COVID-19 virus  seriously in the beginning, confessing she appeared on Late Night and saw a play on Broadway as news of the virus began to spread.

Love: Emily with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard

Love: Emily with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard

Not too serious: The supermodel admitted that she didn't take the COVID-19 virus too seriously, revealing she went on the show and saw a play on Broadway

Not too serious: The supermodel admitted that she didn’t take the COVID-19 virus too seriously, revealing she went on the show and saw a play on Broadway

She continued: ‘And then, my husband couldn’t sleep that night because he was reading stuff about the pandemic and I rolled over, and I was like, “What’s really bothering you because obviously something is wrong because this isn’t real.” 

‘I’m like, “You need to talk about it.” And then, sure enough it was lockdown’ Ratajkowski said. 

She added that she, ‘really didn’t believe him,’ and he ‘brings it up a lot, he was like, “I was right.”‘  

Book: During her last appearance she had mentioned writing a book, which she started during the pandemic, but she also gave birth to her son Sylvester in March 2020

Book: During her last appearance she had mentioned writing a book, which she started during the pandemic, but she also gave birth to her son Sylvester in March 2020

Personal essays: The book is comprised of, 'personal essays' as Seth described them, as he asked if it was 'cathartic' to write them but also to share them with the world

Personal essays: The book is comprised of, ‘personal essays’ as Seth described them, as he asked if it was ‘cathartic’ to write them but also to share them with the world

She also talked about sharing early drafts of the book with her friends, adding, she’d text them and say, ‘No pressure, here is 10,000 words. Don’t worry about it nobody else has read it. And if you hate it I’m going to want to kill myself.’

She said she had a lot of female friends and her husband Sebastian, would get early glimpses, adding it was, ‘just like getting a credit for turning it in, you know, just doing the work. I needed that motivation so.’

Meyers mentioned they both had parents who were teachers, with Seth’s mother a middle school teacher and Emily’s father her painting teacher, both of whom were quite beloved by the community.  

Teacher's kids: Meyers mentioned they both had parents who were teachers, with Seth's mother a middle school teacher and Emily's father her painting teacher, both of whom were quite beloved by the community

Teacher’s kids: Meyers mentioned they both had parents who were teachers, with Seth’s mother a middle school teacher and Emily’s father her painting teacher, both of whom were quite beloved by the community

‘He was really cool his nickname was Rata. He was that guy. He would take roll at the end of class, so like people could show up late and like the surf guys loved him,’ she said, adding he wore flip-flops and they lived in San Diego so those references were, ‘very specific.’ 

Meyers added his mother was so beloved that when he goes back home, ‘someone will come up the way I will clock it as, here we go, they recognize a local celebrity. And they’ll say like, will you please say hello to madame for me and I’m like, oh, they don’t care about me at all.’

Ratajkowski said she had the same thing with her dad and people will reach out and say, ‘I had your dad,’ adding, ‘it kind of blows my mind.’  

Same thing: Ratajkowski said she had the same thing with her dad and people will reach out and say, 'I had your dad,' adding, 'it kind of blows my mind'

Same thing: Ratajkowski said she had the same thing with her dad and people will reach out and say, ‘I had your dad,’ adding, ‘it kind of blows my mind’

They also spoke about a modeling shoot she did with the other guest on Late Night, Pete Davidson, which he was hard on himself about in the previous segment.  

‘I think he’s great. He totally – he’s a professional first of all, you should know that about Pete. And he got into character in a real way,’ she said. 

Ratajkowski’s book My Body will be published by Metropolitan Books on November 9.

Model: They also spoke about a modeling shoot she did with the other guest on Late Night, Pete Davidson, which he was hard on himself about in the previous segment

Model: They also spoke about a modeling shoot she did with the other guest on Late Night, Pete Davidson, which he was hard on himself about in the previous segment

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