Cara Delevingne has been making waves in the movie industry after years of being a model. She has appeared in some movies including a minor role in 2012’s Anna Karenina, and the lead role in this year’s Paper Towns. But that’s not all. Cara will also be appearing in other upcoming movies Kids in Love, London Fields, Tulip Fever, and most notably, one of next year’s most anticipated movies, Suicide Squad, where she will be playing Enchantress.
Cara started modelling at the age of 10 and has since been successful in her modelling career, advertising and walking for brands such as Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Givenchy, Chanel, and Burberry among others. The 23-year-old model has also walked the runway on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2013 and 2013. Despite her success, Cara Delevingne says that she’s done with modelling.
In an interview with The Times, via People, Delevingne says that she is choosing the movie industry over modeling.
“Modelling just made me feel a bit hollow after a while. It didn’t make me grow as a human being. And I kind of forgot how young I was. I felt so old.”
“I was, like, fight and fight for months. Just constantly on edge. It is a mental think as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse.”
The high-stress environment of the modelling industry also got to Cara Delevingne, as she says she developed psoriaris, a condition wherein the skin itches and appears blotchy and scaly.
It’s no surprise that Cara Delevingne wants to spread her wings, as she has multiple talents. Aside from being a model and an actress, Cara can also beatbox, play the drums and guitar, and sing. In fact, she debuted her singing prowess for a Chanel film by Karl Lagerfeld where she sang with Pharell Williams. See the videos below.
But like all actresses, Cara Delevingne faces controversy. Just last month, Whoopi Goldberg told Cara to “suck it up,” reacting to the Cara Delevingne interview that went viral, as reported by the Inquisitr. Some called Delevingne rude, and she jumped to her defense, saying that some people don’t understand sarcasm or British humor.
In a separate interview by BBC, Cara Delevingne talked about her revenge to detractors and haters who have been criticizing her acting skills. When asked if she wanted to take revenge to people who are putting her down, Cara had something to say.
“I wouldn’t be human if I hadn’t wanted to do that; I think everyone has wanted to. But it never turns out well, I don’t think; it’s always a quick fix and it never really helps. I think revenge is just moving on and being happy – that’s my revenge.”
Cara Deliving’s modelling career has given her the strength to face the challenges of being a celebrity. As she says, her past experiences only made her tougher.
“I am a lot harder than I was and I feel like all of that modeling, life, rejection, everything, was preparation for this, and now that I am doing this I am the happiest person in the world.”
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