Cara Delevingne on ‘fairy tales & romantic comedies’: ‘Here’s a secret, they’re not real’

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Cara Delevingne covers the latest issue of British Vogue, released as an advance on the royal wedding. The cover editorial is actually supposed to be bridal, or some kind of mod-bridal, in a tribute to Meghan Markle’s wedding. British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful says that directly, that they put Cara in bridal gear to celebrate Meghan and Harry’s wedding, to which I can only say… could they not find a model of color for this particular cover shoot? A historic moment in the history of the British royal family and British Vogue is celebrating by putting a white model in bridal mini-dresses. Eh. That being said, Cara looks beautiful on the cover. This is possibly the best Vogue cover she’s ever done. As for the cover interview, here are some highlights:

When she realized ‘gender fluidity’ is a thing: “When I first realised that gender is so much more fluid than “masculine” or “feminine”, it was a breakthrough moment for me.”

She’s not into fairy tales: “Here’s a secret for you. You know those fairy tales and romantic comedies we are brought up watching? They’re not real.”

Imperfections make people real: “The cracks and flaws are the things that people try and hide away. But those are the things that make us who we are.”

Her milestones: “Whenever I’ve thought about life’s milestones, I’ve always been conflicted about what are the “right” ones and what I actually want for myself. As a child and a teenager, all I wanted was to make people happy, but it took me so long to figure out what made me happy. The thing about landmark events is that they should be – and are -different for every person. They are special and unique to each of us. These are my milestones; times in my life and lessons I’ve learnt that have made me who I am.”

[From The Daily Mail]

Hearing a 25-year-old pontificate on life’s milestones makes me want to angrily yell at clouds, but truly, Cara has lived a lot of life in 25 years. The rest of it just seems like the kind of fortune-cookie wisdom that Cara hopes will make her sound deep. Oh, you mean fairy tales aren’t real? THAT IS BRAND NEW INFORMATION. Says the woman modeling wedding gowns to celebrate a royal wedding!!!

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  1. Slowsnow says:

    She still sounds like a child. My 18 year old daughter would find this incredibly shallow.

    • JA says:

      Exactly! She has lived a very charmed life and been given things on a silver platter including her career. Her musings sound cliche because she is. She thinks she’s lived through so much when the fact is her money and privileged life has provided her protection from the “real world”.

  2. Hazel says:

    Great photos, a little bit Audrey Hepburn, a little bit Twiggy.

    • SKF says:

      Yes, fantastic shoot. Whenever anyone says she’s purely a nepotism model I have to disagree. Her sister Poppy – who is taller and more classically pretty – has the career that their family connections could get. Cara has an *it* factor that makes her a top model and that is why, after her family connections launched her career, her career took off and became stratospheric. Cara connects with the camera incredibly well.

      As for her acting… eh. Not so great!

  3. BlueSky says:

    That’s why they are called fairy tales….🙄

  4. Kathleen says:

    Fairy tales aren’t real but they have, in many circumstances, provided escapism and hope for people who were struggling or in dire circumstances. We should absolutely be focusing on diversifying our exposure to fairytales from all over the world (not all fairytales are European etc) but there is nothing inherently wrong with fairytales. They are representative of a kind of fiction that is both meant to teach often complex lessons and, in many instances, provide hope.

    In some of the darkest moments of my life, fairy tales and the thought that things could get better and I might get a “happy ending” was what got me through. I’m not here for spoiled privileged people who don’t seem to understand that appeal. When you’ve been handed everything you could ever want I guess it’s hard to understand why some of us need to “wish upon a star.”

  5. Naddie says:

    I bet she hears herself and says “man, I’m so edgy and deep!”

  6. Erinn says:

    There ARE a lot of people who seem to think life IS a big movie production/romcom. I have an ex friend that constantly made herself miserable because she was always wishing she was on some kind of “adventure”. She was just never satisfied and had an inability to find happiness in ‘normal’ moments. She seemed to think that life should be as charmed and impressive as all the movies she’s watched – and because of that she was never really happy. She went back to school because it’s a big “adventure” and she needed to work on “her” and “better herself” (I’m all for people doing that, but this is someone who’s only EVER been about herself so it comes off as pretty rich. Plus she acted as if someone had prevented her from doing this before and nobody had) and she has complained non-stop about every minor inconvenience that has come her way. She seems to think she’s the heroine in everyone’s life or something, and it’s jarring and strange. Every bad choice she makes is someone else’s fault. Every minor bump on the road is a huge production targeted at her.

    I don’t think she’s ever really going to be happy. She refuses to see that the world isn’t against her (she’s got a loooottt more privilege than she realizes) and she’s almost 30. But the HUGE problems that come up are things that would be HUGE problems to 18 year olds. There’s a huge gap in her maturity when it comes to how life should be, I think. At the end of the day she has pretty strong narcissistic tendencies, and unless she realizes that she’s not the main character in a sitcom or movie she’s going to continue to be unhappy.

  7. Case says:

    I don’t think there are many things more important in this world than stories. They teach us lessons, inspire us, draw emotion out of us. Fairy tales are important. Stories are important. Even if they’re not real, they’re based in something very human.

  8. Meh says:

    She looks beautiful in these photos