Cara Delevingne on the Importance of Strong Female Role Models
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."