Cara Delevingne Says She Refuses to Play This Kind of Movie Role

Cara Delevingne says she will never play the typical "stupid blonde" or "sexy girlfriend" in movies.

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Cara Delevingne is flexing her acting skills like nobody’s business.

After announcing she would take a break from fashion to focus more on her movie career, the model-turned-thespian landed a slew of acting roles in movies like The Face of an Angel, Suicide Squad, Paper Towns, and Pan.

Her ever-growing list of credits make it seem as though she’s taking every offer that comes her way. However, she insists that cannot be farther from the truth. In fact, during an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Delevingne revealed that before her modeling career took off, she ventured into acting and had to turn down countless roles—roles that required a pretty face but very little depth.

"I was being sent typecasting roles as the stupid blonde who gets killed really quickly, or the sexy girlfriend, or whatever. Roles I would rather die than play," she says. "I was ready to give up on it. Or not give up, but take a break."

We're happy her patience eventually paid off. The industry needs people like Delevingne who aren't afraid to defend their point of view and will never compromise their integrity just for a paycheck.

"Every movie I've done I've had to fight for lines and fight for point of view [...] It's all very much a man's point of view," she explained. "I speak up and say, 'Girls don't do that'. Or, 'That's not something a girl would say in that situation'. It's about how men perceive women and it's not accurate, and it annoys me!"

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