Cara Delevingne On Tabloid Scrutiny: “It Makes Me Never Want To Step Outside”
Cara Delevingne opens up about the constant tabloid scrutiny, the downsides of modeling, and finally going after her dream of being an actress in a new interview. The 22-year-old model is no stranger to having photos of her splashed across tabloids and blogs with headlines ripping apart her personal life. “It makes me never want to step foot outside ever again,” Delevingne tells the Wall Street Journal. “I used to read them and torture myself.”
Ironically, Delevingne has become a high-profile model because of her carefree attitude, but she admits it does negatively affect her career sometimes. “It’s horrible living in a world where I’ll get a call from someone saying, ‘So-and-so says you were partying a lot and you were looking this way and you need to lose weight,'” says Delevingne, adding, “It makes me so angry. If you don’t want to hire me, don’t hire me.”
Lately, the model has been making a transition into acting, something Delevingne reveals she’s wanted to do ever since she was a child. “I basically gave up on acting, because trying to get an agent was impossible. Everyone said, ‘You’re just a model.'” However, Delevingne didn’t let other people’s criticism get to her, and eventually she did start to land those big movie roles. The supermodel will soon be seen in the movie Paper Town, and has also landed roles in London Fields, Tulip Fever and Suicide Squad.