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Agyness Deyn Says She's Not Retiring From Modeling

Agyness Deyn Promises She's Not Officially Retired From Modeling

Agyness Deyn told us that just because she's landed several leading roles in more than one feature film doesn't mean she'll never model again.

Deyn, who stars in the film Pusher, says reports of her leaving the industry are the result of a big misunderstanding.

"It's really funny — it's like I stood on a podium and was like 'I'm retiring from modeling!' And it's so not the case," she said. "Someone asked me if I had stopped modeling and I was like, 'Uh, I suppose so, cause I've not modeled for a while.' But it's not like I'm never going to model ever again. There's a lot of actresses and actors who model and do work. So I'm not like totally ruling it out. I think like, just the basic fact that I've not done a modeling job in a while was what I was trying to communicate."

Her work on stage and screen is what's kept her away from fashion photographers and in front of film directors. In Pusher, Deyn plays Flo, the heroine-addicted stripper girlfriend of the film's protagonist, a drug dealer named Frank. Deyn shadowed a stripper to prepare for the role, and "had a lot of input" in creating Flo's wardrobe for the film.

"You have a certain idea of who she is and what she's about, and you put on a certain thing and its like 'Oh my God, this is her,'" Deyn said. "When she's at home, it's kind of super laid back and neutral and not in your face, her casual wear. And then when she's at work it's like 'Woah, holy sh*t!'"

And Deyn says Flo's duality — in both her personality and her wardrobe — is what makes her such an engaging character.

"She's like this childlike, angelic, delicate flower at home, and then when she's at work, she's this red-haired vixen in total control," she says. "That was the fun thing about playing her: It was kind of like playing two different characters."

Pusher premieres in theaters on Friday, Oct. 26, and is already available on video on demand.

Agyness Deyn and Richard Coyle in Pusher. Photo courtesy of Radius TWC.

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