The problem with Cara Delevingne’s ‘Paper’-thin character

29 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Cara Delevingne clashes with TV hosts in awkward interview.

I couldn’t help but feel intensely irritated by the way Cara Delevingne was treated during her so-called ‘car crash’ interview on Good Day Sacramento this week. CARA DELEVINGNE has been heavily promoting her movie Paper Towns, but she was accused of not being “irritated” while having to promote it on morning television. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett – RTX1H4L0 That’s what one of the hosts of a morning TV show said right after they abruptly ended their live interview with Cara Delevingne because they didn’t like her attitude.

Cara appeared on the early morning show after the New York premiere of the movie adaptation of the John Green novel and found her interview cut short because of her tone, with one anchor telling her “take a little nap, maybe get a Red Bull.” It didn’t get off to a great start when the programme’s anchor appeared to call her Carla, and the next few minutes where they tried to get a bit of information out of the blonde beauty were fairly painful. Delevingne, who was being interviewed for her role in the book-turned-movie “Paper Towns” was being extremely sarcastic throughout the Q&A on the show. When asked if she’d read the novel or if she could possibly squeeze it into her hectic schedule, Cara tried to smack on a fake smile but the sarcasm was clear as day. “Uh, no I never read the book, or the script.

Well, Cara appeared to do an interview about her latest foray into acting, as the female protagonist in an adaptation of John Green’s novel Paper Towns. When confronted about her appearance, Delevingne brushed it all off, saying that she was just “exhausted” and that it was the night after the premiere, and she was feeling “emotional.” Paper Towns is based on a novel by John Green, and opened last weekend in the U.S. with a somewhat soft $12.6 mln – though the $12 mln budget means the film will still be seen as a hit. Did she, for instance, read the book? ‘I kind of winged it,’ she joked, sarcastically claiming that far from reading the book, she hadn’t even bothered to cast an eye over the script. Needless to say, the anchors didn’t appreciate her British dryness as much as they might have if they were born and raised on the other side of the pond, and responded first with bemusement, and eventually with passive aggression. ‘Are you just exhausted?’ the anchor asks Cara halfway through the interview, who is momentarily taken aback by the suggestion. Cara explained that she actually had a great connection with her character, having even said similar ines in the past as well as other “weird coincidences like that.” It’s then that a third anchor piles into the conversation, and calling out Cara on her weird vibe, insisting that she had appeared “more excited” in her other interviews.

There were so many times during my career when I made to feel like I wasn’t energetic, amiable or chatty enough – my agency were always on my back about it, encouraging me to put on a special cutesy girl act for the sake of my career. We’re mesmerised by the images of models strewn across the glossy pages of magazines – beautiful young women, enviably tall and thin, dressed in designer clothes. Keeping up appearances is tiring, and there’s only so far you can push a 22 year old who’s already smiled for more cameras than most people will have hot dinners in a lifetime. By the end of Delevingne’s ill-fated interview, the original purpose seems to have been forgotten by all involved, and it’s descended into a personal attack on her disposition.

The anchors have seen a crack in the commercialised image of Cara – the face of Burberry, Chanel, DKNY and Topshop, the current heraldess of British fashion, the girl who sticks her tongue out at cameras and acts so happy-go-lucky during professional photoshoots. The big problem seems to be that Good Morning Sacramento wanted Cara Delevingne, the brand, and ended up – much to their obvious disappointment – meeting Cara Delevingne, the person.

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