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Cara Delevingne on the Importance of Strong Female Role Models

Cara Delevingne on the Importance of Strong Female Role Models

By Danica Lo

Cara Delevingne is everywhere you turn these days—billboards, fashion campaigns—and after her star turn in Anna Karenina, the supermodel-to-be now has six (count 'em, 6!) films in post-prod. But, despite her success, getting cast in major movies hasn't been a walk in the park for Delevingne.

"Every movie I've done I've had to fight for lines and fight for point of view," Delevingne told Time Out London. "Usually it's a male director, male producers. It's all very much a man's point of view."

So what happens when she's handed a script that doesn't ring true to women's experiences?

"I speak up and say 'Girls don't do that.' Or 'That's not something a girl would say in that situation," she says. "Even if I'm wrong, even if I get shut down, I know that I've done my part to get a woman's voice out there."

As for the roles she'd never play?

"And as soon as I became a model, I was being sent typecasting roles as the stupid blond who gets killed really quickly, or the sexy girlfriend, or whatever," Delevingne explained. "Roles I would rather die than play.... It's important that when girls watch movies, they've got strong female role models."

 

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