Cara Delevingne on her sexuality: ‘I don’t want to pretend to be something I’m not’


The last interview I covered with Cara Delevigne was that epic Vogue mess, where Cara literally slept through the interview. TWICE. And to make matters worse, she threw a Twitter tantrum when Vogue called her out on her unprofessionalism. Well, Cara has a new interview with The Telegraph and they made sure to note that she was on time, although she did bring her newest pet, a rabbit, which kept peeing on things. Which is worse? A sleeping interview subject or an interview subject with a peeing rabbit? You can read the Telegraph piece here, and here are some highlights:

Cecil the rabbit: “Peeing! Peeing!” she screams, as the rabbit relieves itself next to my tape recorder. “I’m a good mother,” she says, getting on her hands and knees and clearing up the mess her ‘child’ has left on the floor.

She’s always tired & hungry: “I spent all day yesterday eating crap food and watching bad TV,” she says, tucking into a meal that consists of pancakes, some eggs Benedict, and a portion of chips. “It was f***ing great,” she says dreamily. “Sorry, can I swear?”

Breaking down the social media barriers, she’s the Anti-Kate Moss: “I think it’s nice to break down that barrier, that models are seen and not heard.”

Her sexuality: “What do I think? I think people shouldn’t be scared of that. I’m young, I’m having fun, I don’t want to pretend to be something I’m not. So I don’t really care on that matter. People can say what they want, but I’m having a good time. I know what people are doing who are my age; I just think it would be a lie to pretend that I’m not having a good time.” She stops short of a full outing but she tells me that she is more comfortable in the company of women. “The funny thing is, I always used to have more guy friends. At school, I was a tomboy and it would be me and all my guy friends. But now… I don’t know. It’s kind of changed quite a bit. I still have my old friends from school, but I think… I don’t meet men now who just want to be my friend. It doesn’t really happen that much. They’re just shallow like that. Unless it’s one of my girlfriend’s boyfriends, most guys are not like, ‘Oh, we should just be mates.’ I think it’s harder to become friends with guys, because guys just want to have sex with you.”

Accidental model: “I never really thought about modelling. It wasn’t something I ever wanted to do. I used to always be so angry about modelling. I was always like, ‘F***, I’m never going to able to act because I’m a model.’ ”

Endorsements: “I’m quite surprised that nobody has asked me to do my own line of tweezers. I totally would love to do that. Or, like, mascara. Cara’s Mascara! Ahahahaha.”

Working on London Fields with Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton: “I got so scared, because they are the most incredible actors. But fear and nervousness are something that can hold you back quite majorly. I just wanted to be inside their head, I just wanted to learn.” She was terrified doing her first scene with Thornton “and he saw that. But he said, ‘As an actor I can spot straight away when someone can act, and you can act.’ ” She blushes at the memory. “He told me you can’t teach a bad actor to act, but you can make a good actor worse. So he was like, ‘Don’t feel you have to learn.’ ”

[From The Telegraph]

It’s actually a decent piece and it did remind me… she’s only 21 years old. Not that she’s a child or anything, just that when you’re 21 years old and everybody has been telling you that everything you do is amazing for years, it starts to mess with your head. She lacks perspective, I think, but she doesn’t seem like a total lost cause. As for her answer about her sexuality… I’m parsing it but I guess she’s just saying that she’s bisexual but she doesn’t even label herself that way because she’s too busy having fun?


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Stephanie says:

    I do think she is really pretty and has an interesting look. The partying is taking its toll on her skin. Hopefully she gets it together before it’s too late.

    • Mmhmm says:

      She looks older than she is…I normally don’t like saying that about people, but she’s doing it to herself. Anywho, I’m ok with her sexuality answer. I HATE the intervewer saying she ‘stops short of outing’. Seriously? Does everyone have to be shoehorned into a sexuality? If she said she liked girls, people would label her bi or gay, when really she could just be having fun (like many 21 year olds), or she could be bi but doesn’t want huge stereotypes associated…or people may expect her to become some advocate, and then bring it up in every damn interview. I just feel it’s not our business, as if we’re owed an answer.

      • halina says:

        I thought she and Michelle Rodriguez are officially dating anyway?

      • Lex says:

        @halina – she can officially be dating a female but that doesn’t necessarily mean she is bisexual. Your sexuality is internal and doesn’t always reflect physical acts your body is involved in. Who you are attracted to is a 100% personal thing – even if she said “I AM BISEXUAL” only she knows inside what her true feelings are.

      • Agree!!! Here’s the thing:.,, this trick’s a model. Hit the big time, I believe, nepotism, rich Brittish fam , along side the ability to present herself outstandingly on photos. Which , honestly, these models are their very best on film. Not in person. It’s modeling , a job , people. Yeah, I covet the thin figured and perfect beach hair. But at 40, I realize although beautiful, they covet the same things. The beautiful thing about the Internet I that all falsehoods have been revealed. I would be more shocked to know a model wasn’t doing drugs. The lesbian thing is no longer shocking. No one cares anymore!!!of course, I live to read about it. I also live to snark 🙂

  2. Boxy Lady says:

    The part about the tweezers cracked me up.

    • FLORC says:

      She’s not taking herself too seriously it seems. Maybe she does from time to time, but she’s having fun with it.

  3. T.Fanty says:

    That interview actually made me like her a bit more than I did previously. She does seem fairly comfortable with who she is, and you kind of have to respect her answers about her sexuality. And I think the post is spot on about reminding us that she’s only 21. I say good for her.

  4. T.C. says:

    She looks no older than 16 years old so I’m surprised she’s older. She has pretty eyes but nothing else exceptional. If this is the supermodel of our age then I guess I too can be a supermodel. LOL

  5. Megan says:

    I can’t get the angry baby comparison put of my head. I

  6. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I find her very shallow and uninteresting and immature, even for 21, but to be honest, so was I at her age, so I can’t really hate her for it.

    • SpookySpooks says:

      I’m 21, a couple of months younger than she is, and she seems immature to me, and I’m not particularly mature myself. She kinda reminds me of my 16 year old sister.

  7. Talie says:

    Yeah, when you’re reminded about some of these people’s ages, it puts things into perspective.

  8. bettyrose says:

    Well, I got yelled at yesterday for suggesting young women are naturally inclined towards sexual exploration, but I like that we now live in a culture where young women like her can be open about who they are and not hide behind a virginal facade.

    • Ericka says:

      Sorry you got yelled at. Look at the way males are treated today. The roles have reversed. What can young females get from young males except intercourse that can be lackluster for years? A young girl wants conversation, to be understood, to explore and try many things. My early twenties was such a tearful time because I put my own self worth on the treatment I received from boys. Not knowing yet, that a woman needs more in life than a guy! Now that’s my own fault and lack of guidance…BUT I’m 25 now and still feel I have to remind myself that it’s easier when you expect nothing! Harder to get disappointed and hurt that way.

      • bettyrose says:

        Good point, Ericka. I should say that young women are naturally inclined toward exploration, not necessarily sexual, but we still have so much to learn about ourselves at that age and even the bad decisions help us better understand what we really want from life.

      • Ericka says:

        YES!!! I can feel deep in my heart, that females will come together. It’s on all of us who want change, to be that change. We know what’s best, we are leaders. I have no doubt in my mind that young girls will begin looking up to fellow woman, that communities will come together again, that we find the humanity in our souls to do better with the cards we are dealt. I am a firm believer in teaching others. I want every young girl that’s alone and crying, to realize she is never alone! That’s where it starts, opening up and reaching out. End of long rant!!

  9. We Are All Made of Stars says:

    I had a rabbit named Basil when I was her age! I didn’t carry it around with me and let it pee on tables, though.

  10. Ericka says:

    I’m sorry, what!? Did she really just say Amber Heard is talented? Has she not seen anything that girls been in? She can’t even do the voice over correct. Where the sound while filming wasn’t clear, so they go back in a studio and redo the lines. I recently saw that godawful movie she was in with old Kevin Costner. I turned that sucker off 20 min too late! I hope she tries to do something else for a career :/

    • bettyrose says:

      I haven’t seen anything Amber Heard is in…but she had us all talking about what a liberated free spirit she is before she became a total Hollywood cliche shacking up with a more powerful daddy figure. Now that’s talent.

      • TG says:

        They are all bisexual until a man who can do something for them comes along. I am thinking of Ireland Baldwin too.

      • Godwina says:

        TG: The idea that bisexuality doesn’t really exist–that it’s “a stop on the way to Gaytown” or a woman’s preference “until a man comes along who can do something for them” is biologically false and technically biphobic. Maybe best not to promulgate the hate and misconceptions…

      • Jayne says:


        That line about them all being gay until they find a sugar daddy is not just biphobic, it reeks of.sexism too. I certainly cant see anyone suggesting that a man who dates both men and women is only with the women for money and power.

        I dont know why Amber is with Johnny, it may well be money but the idea that we must interrogate every hot womans intentions when she gets with a guy is stupid.

      • Ty says:

        @TG that’s such an offensive thing to say

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Let’s all be naive and pretend people in this game would never use their relationships for career advancement. Hollywood is littered with relationships that were or are stepping stones; it has much more to do with the type of people who seek these careers than anything else. If you want a stable relationship it’s best not to fish in the fame pool, it’s full of flakes.

  11. original kay says:

    I’m too lazy to google this morning.

    who is this girl? I keep seeing her on this site, no clue what she does or why she is “famous”?

  12. TheCountess says:

    Okay, apropos of nothing, why on earth does her head looked like a jacked wad of Silly Putty in that top picture?

  13. Izzy says:

    That first photo of her doing the creepy Uncle Terry pose, makes me like her even less than I did already.

  14. itsetsyou says:

    It’s true about men – not easy to be friends with them. The sex thing is always in the air and it has little to do with how hot you are (“When Harry Met Sally”?). I’ve never been able to have a male friend. Even if at first it’s platonic, it becomes weird after a while, you can just feel the tension.

    • bloopuy says:

      I can be platonic, I love having that boundary in friendships – it’s the men that usually have a problem with it. It’s pretty sad if you ask me. Can’t let my guard down or be vulnerable because they move in for the kill, so I don’t open up at all. That’s not a real friendship to me.

    • jammypants says:


    • uninspired username says:

      It has plenty to do with how attractive they find you, though.

    • Lex says:

      Where on earth do you live that you can’t have male friends!?!?!
      That’s the sad part.
      Why would the males you know think they’re entitled to ‘move in’ on you when you are trying to be their friend?

      This isn’t about who they find attractive – many men entertain the idea of sex with every woman that walks past but that’s just brain activity – if they can’t even stop themselves from hitting on their platonic friends, I think you’re hanging around the wrong men!

    • tessy says:

      I agree that its hard to be real friends with a guy, unless they are gay that is. I’ve had many male friends over the years and the sex thing always comes up, sometimes their little head just takes over in spite of themselves. One of my best friends for 30+ years is a guy though, we did manage to make it through that phase unscathed so it can be done.

    • Ange says:

      I never have problems maintaining my friendships with men. One of my closest guy friends did become my friend because he wanted to date me but when I said no I asked if he’d still be my friend and we are still 8 years later. He even said to me once that he cringes at the thought of us being together now because I’m like a sister lol. It’s probably a quality of the person thing; my friend realised the attraction, used his words like a grownup and handled the rejection the same way. He also realised that friendship with me wasn’t a shoddy second prize and we both got something really valuable out of the end result.

    • Ty says:

      It’s true. I have male friends but I don’t think with any one of them there wasn’t a point where they didn’t try to get something more. With the good ones you move past that and become friends. The other ones that were only interested in sex fall by the wayside.

    • Emily C. says:

      What Lex says.

      Yeah, some of my male friends have let me know they’d be happy to have sex with me. Sometimes I’ve reciprocated. When I haven’t, they’ve never brought it up again, but remained friends. If you’re only finding guys who only want to have sex with you, and they don’t really care about friendship, then I think:

      1) You have bad luck. Which sucks, I’m sorry. But your bad luck doesn’t mean every guy is like that.
      2) You’re looking in the wrong places for friends.
      3) How old are you? I hear this complaint from people who are ten or more years younger than me MUCH more often than I ever did from people of my generation (X). It makes me think that young women today are cursed with dealing with more a*hole Nice Guys than I was at their age. I certainly see more of that entitled Nice Guy attitude online than I used to, and even hear it in pop songs now. But I can’t believe all young men are like that.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Other relationships can complicate friendships with men, I “lost” most of my platonic male friendships when they got girlfriends and my gay one when he found a boyfriend. I’ve also lost female friends this way, people do this a lot, romantic relationships trump friendships.

  15. Godwina says:

    CD, normally stunning, looks like Pennsatucky in that top pic. Oy.

    • minime says:

      ahahahah that was what I thought! 😀
      But actually now thinking about it, Taryn Manning and Cara really look alike.

  16. TG says:

    @Godwina – I didn’t say every bisexual person is only pretending to be. I just think a lot of tem are though. How come they are bisexual when they are young and suddenly decide to marry a man? Why not a woman? I just think Cara, Ireland and maybe even Amber are all phony’s. And don’t even start with the BS that you can’t help who you fall in love with. I am straight and I have had many female friends that I have bonded with over the years but not once have I ever been attracted to them. So attraction is about those tingles you get for whatever sec you prefer.

    • qwerty says:

      “How come they are bisexual when they are young and suddenly decide to marry a man? Why not a woman? ”

      Because they’re attracted to BOTH men and women. Which means it’s natural if they marry a woman OR a man. Otherwise they’d be esbians.

    • Lee says:

      Look, statistically speaking, if someone is smack in the middle of the Kinsey scale, there are still going to be more men than women for them to form a relationship with based on nothing more than there are significantly more straight and bisexual men than there are lesbian and bisexual women in any given population.

      But beyond that, there ARE plenty of bisexual celebrities who do end up with women, but everyone conveniently ignores that they are bisexual. Jillian Michaels, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Paulson, Saffron Burrows, these are all bisexual women who are/were in long-term relationships with women and everyone just seems to forget that they have self-identified as bisexual. Then you have bisexual women who end up in LTRs with men, and everyone pretends that they weren’t truly bisexual if they ended up with a man (unless of course they get divorced, and then immediately it must have been because a bisexual woman couldn’t be satisfied by a man! oh no! see: Evan Rachel Wood).

      Not to mention, why are you only focused on young women? Do you believe that Maria Bello’s same-sex relationship is just for show? Or that Gillian Anderson is lying when she says she has had same-sex relationships in the past? And speaking of Ireland Baldwin, do you doubt that Angel Haze is truly bisexual? Or because she isn’t a blonde model and because she’s less prone to wearing sundresses, her bisexuality is more valid than Ireland’s?

      Nothing you are saying is new or interesting. It’s the same nonsense that has been used to deny the existence of bisexual women for years. Are there some women who have just claimed to be bisexual for attention? Undoubtedly. But if a women is open about the fact that she is in a serious sexual, emotional and romantic relationship with another women, then I don’t see how it is anyone’s business to attack that relationship and claim she’s doing it just for show.

      • G. says:

        Lee, your comment completes me. There is nothing I really want to add other than, as a bisexual woman, the fact that bisexuality had to be questioned when someone self-identifies as such truly sickens me. I’m sorry that peoe don’t understand it. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

      • uninspired username says:

        Alan Cumming recently re-affirmed that he’s bisexual but people will probably continue to ignore it.

      • qwerty says:

        “Look, statistically speaking, if someone is smack in the middle of the Kinsey scale, there are still going to be more men than women for them to form a relationship with based on nothing more than there are significantly more straight and bisexual men than there are lesbian and bisexual women in any given population.”

        GREAT point.

  17. Teresa_Maria says:

    Isn’t everyone bisexual and having fun at 21? 🙂

    • Lex says:

      @Maryjones – that one will hurt us sooo deep while you’re living a hateful and depressed life and the rest of us are liberated and happy

  18. redvixen says:

    She reminds me in the picture of a young Susan Dey

  19. Carrie says:

    Holy crap that is an unflattering picture.

  20. Nesi says:

    My bunny is trained to go in the litter box and hasn’t missed in 8 years. Give the poor bunny a litter box and if you are bringing bun with you somewhere, bring water, some hay to nibble on and some hay in a little litter box to pee in. I could care less about her sexual orientation, but her bunny I care about.

  21. poppy says:

    poor bunny.

  22. Velvet Elvis says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she’s fug?