Julia Fox has become more famous for her three-second relationship with Kanye West than she has for her illustrious acting career. That is until you realize she hasn’t really been in much outside of her role in Uncut Gems. Uncut Gems was critically acclaimed, and Julia’s performance got good reviews, so you’d think her acting career would only go up from there. But well, a little thing called “being Kanye West’s new dress-up mannequin” messed with that, unsurprisingly. Julia now says that being with Kanye did not pay off when it came to booking roles. Well, maybe Julia should submit pap video of her and Ye to casting agents with the note, “This is me giving me the performance of a lifetime as Kanye West’s girlfriend.”
Shortly after Julia and Kanye’s break-up in February, she said that her relationship with Kanye awakened something inside her that she thought she had forgotten, and the only thing I can think of is The Famewhore Gene. Because, after their relationship, Julia will do whatever it takes to be the most extra one in the room while in front of the cameras. Here’s what she said in March, via Complex:
While attending the world New York premiere of The Batman in March, Fox reflected fondly on her time with Kanye when asked if she had any regrets about their romance.
“It was the best thing that could have happened to me,” Fox told Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith. Julia added that dating Kanye was “like hitting a reset button,” because it “brought a spark back into my life that I had kind of forgotten about.”
Julia also stated that Kanye’s level of fame was overwhelming for her. Actually, KANYE is overwhelming for everyone so that excuse fell upon deaf ears. And now, many months later, Julia is amending her previous statement about how Kanye is the best thing that happened to her. According to Complex, Julia recently sat down with Emily Ratajkowski’s podcast High Low with EmRata to discuss her conscious coupling with the human Tasmanian Devil and how it didn’t help her acting career.
“After the big relationship, I definitely noticed a shift in the acting way, not in a good way,” Fox shared. “I’m not getting as many offers as I was before, weirdly. There’s been a lot of weird drawbacks with reaching that level of notoriety.”
Though she understands that some executives in Hollywood may see her as a “liability” or “tabloid type person” due to her relationship with West, 32-year-old Fox maintained that “I just have to trust the process.”
“It’s fine, I’m so busy,” Fox added. “I think things come to you at the right time, so that’s why I’m really not stressing. I really don’t care.”
Oh, you care, Julia. You cared enough to let us all know you don’t care, which is just as good as saying, “I was a fool!” But the good news for Julia is that if Hollywood ever decides to do an acid trip reboot of The Addams Family (don’t put it past them) where Morticia Addams leaves Gomez and becomes a go-go dancer at a gothic grandma-themed strip club, she’s a shoo-in for that role. She’s already got the look down. Here she is on Monday night at the CFDA Awards in NYC.