My acting career isn’t a fluke: Cara Delevingne

26 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Cara Delevingne takes ‘joy ride’ from fashion to film.

LOS ANGELES – As the lead of teen film “Paper Towns” and with a slew of upcoming high-profile roles under her belt, British supermodel Cara Delevingne is happy to leave the runway behind as she steps onto the big screen. Music supervisor Season Kent is responsible for two of summer’s hottest soundtracks: the sensual stripper anthems of “Magic Mike XXL” and the indie teen grooves in “Paper Towns.” She established herself as a pop influencer after assembling the soundtrack for “The Fault in Our Stars” last summer, which launched Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” into the stratosphere.In exclusive images seen by the Sunday Mirror, catwalk queen Cara struts her stuff with some hilarious dirty dancing on the tarmac in front of onlooking drivers. Delevingne, 22, the striking face of fashion houses and brands from Chanel to Topshop, plays the mysterious Margo in a film adaptation of John Green’s young adult novel “Paper Towns,” out in US theaters this week. “I did take elements of myself [into the character] from when I was like a kid, like 12, because I was very fearless and brave.

Dressed in a short, red and white floral dress teamed with a pair of black sky-scraper sandals, Cara, 22, jumped out of her vehicle before deciding to launch into an impromptu routine. But stunned motorists got more than they bargained for when the London-born superstar began lifting her dress to flash members of her entourage, seemingly unaware of the onlooking motorists. In the morning, Margo disappears and the film touches on themes of identity and defies traditional coming-of-age tropes as Quentin embarks on a journey that has unexpected twists along the way. Looking like she was continuing the night before’s party, she even jumped onto the frame of the car before grinding against the door – sending midday Californian temperatures soaring even higher. She appears in four more films expected to be released this year, including “Pan.” She plays DC Comics villain-slash-heroine Enchantress in the dark “Suicide Squad,” out next summer, then co-stars with Dane DeHaan in director Luc Besson’s big-budget sci-fi film “Valerian.” “The whole thing has been a joy ride.

For Delevingne, acting presented benefits such as staying put in one place for a longer period of time and building a camaraderie with co-stars, something she was not able to do in her modeling career. “People are like, ‘You must travel so much,’ and I’m like, ‘No, I don’t see anything.’ I’ve been to everywhere but I’ve never seen any of it,” she said. I’ve always been a big fan of movies and music and buying soundtracks, and I was a big fan of “The OC” and “Dawson’s Creek” and all those kinds of shows. The actress will be appearing in five films over the next year, including Joe Wright’s visually striking “Pan” and playing anti-heroine Enchantress in next year’s “Suicide Squad.” With 16 million Instagram fans, the quirky Delevingne is already an established personality, embraced for championing the “embrace your weirdness” movement.

And I think that’s probably something Cara can also relate to.” Indeed, Delevingne says that while the promotional grind of releasing a movie isn’t so different from modeling — plenty of posing for photographers — she’s intrigued by the media megaphone provided by movie stardom. “It’s a platform for me to be honest and to talk about issues and stuff that I think is important,” she said on the red carpet at a Los Angeles “Paper Towns” screening attended by modeling friends Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Because the movies are completely different. “Fault” is heart-wrenching, and it’s such a love story, and “Paper Towns” is a mystery and a road trip. The first time I met John was after we finished “Fault.” I had dinner with him and they were prepping for “Paper Towns.” And he said, “Season, you know ‘Paper Towns’ is going to be all Mountain Goats songs.’” I said, “Oh. While her career has gone from strength to strength – and not just in the modelling world, as she is also tipped to be an award-winning actress – it’s her social life that has raised more eyebrows.

When we were wrapping up post, there wasn’t really anywhere in the film to put the song, but we decided to put it in the end credits and on the soundtrack. I also loved “Empire Records.” I was hugely obsessed with that Toad the Wet Sprocket song “Crazy Life” I feel really fortunate to be able to work in so many different genres because I really have to keep up with new music.

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