Over recent years, Cara Delevingne has become one of the most recognizable faces in the fashion industry, modelling for Channel, H&M and Burberry alongside Kate Moss – to name but a few! However, this summer showcased a different side to Delevingne’s talents as she turned her eye to acting, starring in Jack Schreier’s adaptation of John Green’s novel Paper Towns.
Cara Delevingne told People Magazine that she is ditching her modelling career in favour of the silver screen, and indicates that part of the reason for this is due to the objectification of girls in the fashion industry. Delevingne commented on how the treatment of young girls in the fashion industry is “horrible and disgusting”.
She reminisces about how she was asked to pose in sexually suggestive manners whilst in her teens during a time when she was still trying to make a name for herself and found it difficult to refuse. Following a decade-long modelling career, Delevingne claimed “didn’t make me grow at all as a human being”, she has decided to turn her career towards her first love – acting.
Having already faced sexism in the film industry, Delevingne is aware there is no easy route but states “I am very good at standing up for myself now, and for other people”, saying “if there is injustice I will flip out”. It is clear that the 23-year old is well prepared for the road ahead. Later this year, Cara Delevingne will appear in Tulip Fever, London Fields, Pan and Kids In Love.