Cara Delevingne is on the circuit promoting her movie Paper Towns, which hits theaters next Friday, July 24. The former model spoke with the New York Times about getting cast in the movie and how thankful she is to be leaving the modeling industry behind.
Luckily, Delevingne's acting career is going smoothly, as she's picked up plenty of parts and is already receiving positive reviews for her performance in Paper Towns, because she spoke again on how the modeling industry burnt her out. "Modeling was never a dream of mine,” Delevingne told the New York Times before adding, "[it] was killing my soul... But when I start something, I want to prove people wrong. I thought: I’m going to smash this as hard as I can."
Even though Delevingne was one of the most recognizable working models in the world, she still had to compete for the part of Margo in Paper Towns against approximately 200 other actresses. However, she apparently killed the audition in which she was asked to improvise a scene with co-star Nat Wolff. "The actress’s knowing ad-libbed performance struck such a nerve that both she and Wolff left the audition crying," the New York Times writes.
She also touched again on rejecting movie roles that asked her to play stupid, attractive women. "It felt crazy to turn down roles because I thought I’d do anything to be an actress, but I realized my dignity’s more important than that," she said.
Delevingne already has seven movies lined up, including Suicide Squad, Pan, and the next Luc Besson sci-fi Valerian, and has huge aspirations for her acting career. "If I just keep going and actually do it well, which I hope I can, then I hope people will give me more movies — and I’ll win an Oscar!" she said.
You can read the whole profile on Delevingne here.