Cara Delevingne was trying to promote her new movie, Paper Towns, on Good Day Sacramento earlier this week. But, as Pedestrian reported, the interview Cara conducted took the former model from self-promotion to self-defense in what can only be described as a disaster from start to finish.
The interview started out on the wrong foot as the female host of the show called Delevingne “Carla” instead of Cara. Her male counterpart quickly corrected her under his breath. After that flap, the female co-host asked her if she had read the book that the movie was based on. Her response – typical for the interview – was heavily laced in sarcasm.
“No, I never read the book or the script. Actually, I kinda winged it.”
While that response elicited laughter, the answer to the next question did not. The male anchor, taking his chance to ask Cara Delevingne a question, asked if staying busy with projects helped Delevingne maintain her focus.
“No … I don’t know where that come from. No, I think, it’s not easier to focus. I think, I mean I love what I do … It’s my passion.”
After answering if Cara and Margo (the character that Cara Delevingne plays in Paper Towns) had things in common, she quickly responded she hated her character before reversing her answer and explaining that Delevingne connected with her character.
The final straw came when a third person entered the picture – literally – to speak with Cara. The new male anchor praised the movie before blasting Delevingne. In comparing her interview with the show to one he saw in London, the anchor asked if Cara was exhausted.
Despite defending her actions – “it’s the morning,” Delevingne said – the hosts of the show continued to prod the young actress.
“You do seem a bit irritated,” the female co-host said. “Perhaps it’s just us.”
“Yeah, I think it’s just you,” Cara responded.
The female host quickly wrapped up the interview by saying they would let her go to sleep or drink an energy drink. As the video shifts back to Delevingne, she quietly said “too far” shortly before the feed cut.
But that’s when the hosts really lit into Cara’s actions. “She was in a MOOD,” the anchor said of Delevingne. “But still, you make $5 million dollars for six weeks’ worth of work. You can pretend to talk to Good Day Sacramento with some oomph!” the second male anchor responded.
Delevingne’s response to the disastrous interview came via Twitter.
Some people just don’t understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour
— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) July 29, 2015
Celebrities and fans alike have come to Cara’s defense.
@Caradelevingne or how it’s condescending to ask an actress if she’s read the book.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 29, 2015
Anchor Marianne McClary – the co-host of Good Day Sacramento — responded to the criticism with a jab of her own at Cara Delevingne, the Guardian reported.
Check out how a true class act deals with his jillionth interview: Sir Ian McKellan! « Good Day Sacramento http://t.co/Ylyqmzpcwz
— Marianne McClary (@GoodDayMarianne) July 29, 2015
But fans of Cara Delevingne were not impressed at the comparison.
— Amanda Abate (@AmandaAbate) August 1, 2015
@GoodDayMarianne your comments towards cara delevingne were totally unethical and unprofessional. asking an actress if she’s read the book?
— steph (@dracomaIfoys) July 29, 2015
@GoodDayMarianne Perhaps as a journalist, you can learn how to pronounce someone’s name. I’d be irritated.
— Jennifer Purdie (@jenpurdie) July 29, 2015
Paper Towns, a movie based on the book by John Green, opened July 24 nationwide and stars Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff. According to IMDB, the movie follows Wolff as he and his friend search for Cara, who plays Margo in the film.
Outside of appearing in a music video for Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” Cara Delevingne is as-yet relatively unknown. Paper Towns is one of her first prominent roles in an American production, although she has also appeared in 2012’s Anna Karenina as Princess Sorokina, and also stars in the 2014 film The Face of An Angel.
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