Cara Delevingne: "When I Finally Got A Serious Role To Audition For, I Cried"

Cara Delevingne: "When I Finally Got A Serious Role To Audition For, I Cried"

Cara Delevingne is making a serious play for Hollywood with no less than seven films in the pipeline. In a frank new interview, the model-turned-actress has opened up about everything from quitting social media to why it's tough being a woman in the film industry. And she doesn't mince her words...

Making the transition from being a world-famous catwalk model to a fully fledged Hollywood star is a lot tougher than it looks. No matter how famous or successful you are in the fashion world, fighting for roles in the already competitive world of Tinseltown takes some serious grit.

Cara Delevingne is someone who knows about this all too well.

Though she might have shot to fame as the fashion world's insta-friendly Girl Friday - even her eyebrows have their own Twitter account - it's acting where her heart really lies, and what she originally wanted to do before being swept into modelling.

In an honest interview with Time Out, Cara has spoken about the stigma attached to a model-turned-actress label. "The first time I did Fashion Week, I was like: Right, I might as well give up acting because I'm screwed. And as soon as I became a model, I was being sent typecasting roles as the stupid blonde who gets killed really quickly, or the sexy girlfriend, or whatever. Roles I would rather die than play," she told the magazine.

She added that she's willing to take all those derogatory 'just another model'' comments on the chin. "As soon as I got my first role I was like: F*ck it, I don't care what people say. The work speaks for itself. People can call me whatever they want, and put me in whatever category. I just hope I can do good work and make good movies and people can inspire me."

Though she added that it's still "pretty terrifying. It hasn't be chilled."

Judging by her performances so far, it looks like she doesn't have much to worry about. You can see for yourself when her new film The Face of An Angel opens this Friday. This Summer she's also set to take her first big lead role in Paper Towns, adapted from the popular John Green novel, in which she'll play loose cannon Margo Roth Spiegelman.

In the interview she also discussed her massive Twitter and Instagram following, and that despite the negative comments she'll never quit it . "People [talk about] the way I look or they think that I'm doing something that I'm not. People hear rumours and they comment on them. And I have no control over it. Sometimes I get sad and I think: God I can't ever turn back from this. I can't switch it off. There is no return And it freaks me out. But at the same time, I wouldn't be living any other life. And to be honest, I don't care what they think. I'm happy."


Sounds like she's got just the right idea. Ms Delevingne's Hollywood career is well and truly ON.

Read more from Time Out here or scroll down to watch Cara Delevingne in the trailer for Paper Towns

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