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.’ ”
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.