Although Cara Delevingne is getting ready to appear in the upcoming Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ film, Suicide Squad, the actress has a little beef to settle in regards to superhero movies.
In an interview with Empire Magazine, Delevingne discussed just how much she thinks superhero movies are sexist when it comes to their portrayal of women.
While Delevingne believes that the role she has in Suicide Squad is among the better ones in the movie, she does think that superhero movies in general tend to portray women in a sexist light.
“There are only three girls in [Suicide Squad] but in my opinion they have the best roles,” she explained in the interview. “Generally though, superhero movies are totally sexist.”
For her part, Delevingne is set to play Enchantress in the David Ayer directed Suicide Squad. The film centers on a group of villains who are tasked with completing top secret missions in order to get a little time taken off their prison sentences. The movie is an adaptation from DC Comics and will a part of the larger DC Universe, which includes the Superman and Batman films that are set to be released soon.
Although her role is likely to be much different than traditional superhero parts, the actress also talked about how past films have chosen to portray female superheroes. Specifically, how actresses in such roles are always put in ridiculous clothing, which in turn isn’t very practical when it comes to fighting.
“Female superheroes are normally naked or in bikinis,” she stated.”No-one would be able to fight like that. Wonder Woman, how the hell does she fight? She would be dead in a minute.”
Meanwhile, when asked if her powers as Enchantress, who is able to control other people’s minds, were her favorite superhuman abilities, Delevingne revealed that she would opt for different ones.
“No, I think I’d rather be able to be anybody or anything, I guess,” she told the magazine. “That’s kind of the ultimate acting superpower, and of course that’s like Mystique in X-Men, but as well I’d like to be a tree if I wanted to, or a paper clip.”
Along with Delevingne as Enchantress, the film stars Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Headshot, and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang.
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