Cara Delevingne Defends Her Acting Skills: ‘There’s Always Going To Be People Who Don’t Want You To Succeed’

Like many fashion models, Cara Delevingne has made the transition from walking the runway to acting in film. It seems Cara was put on the spot and felt compelled to defend herself on live television when she appeared as a guest on The Project. Ms. Delevingne emphasized the hard work it has taken her to gain the film roles in which she’s been cast, comparing herself to another model-turned-actress, Charlize Theron.

“There’s always going to be people who don’t want you to succeed or doubt you, but again, I didn’t really care, because I know how hard I can work and I knew I’d give it my all, ” Cara said. “So as long as I do good work, I know that’s all that matters.”

Ms. Delevingne appeared on the Australian talk show in Melbourne on Monday after flying in from Sydney, where Cara was promoting her latest film, Paper Towns. The discussion led to Ms. Delevingne’s transition from modeling to acting, which led Cara to cite Ms. Theron as an inspiration.

“You know Charlize Theron, there are so many amazing actresses who have been models,” Delevingne said. “And like her in that movie Monster, those are the kind of roles I want to play.”

Cara added that being able to pursue acting has given her the feeling of starting life anew and that she feels fortunate for being able to pursue her dreams so freely.

“It’s just a whole different thing. I literally feel like it’s a different part of my life now. I feel like I’ve kind of been born again,” Ms. Delevingne professed. “I know that sounds really weird but honestly, acting, I’ve wanted to do it so badly.”

It didn’t take long for Cara to make up her mind to switch from modeling to acting once the first opportunity presented itself.

“As soon as I got the opportunity I was like, I’m here, take me, I’ll do anything,” Delevingne added with a laugh.

Asked about her childhood, Cara admitted she was “definitely a prankster” and always looking for attention.

“I was a class clown for sure. I just love making people laugh, you know, getting a bit of attention probably.”

Cara Delevingne, who recently professed her love for St. Vincent, may have successfully made the move from modeling to performing, but Cara says she’s not quite ready to make that change permanent. Ms. Delevingne wants to keep her options open.

“You know, I feel like I’m in a very lucky position. I’m not going to quit, I’m just not modelling as much, because I’m working and performing,”

Cara Delevingne’s most anticipated role has probably been that of Enchantress in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, which will see an August 2016 theatrical release.

[Featured image: Cara Delevingne courtesy of Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images]