Cara Delevingne would 'rather die' than play a 'sexy girlfriend'
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 March 2015
Cara Delevingne would "rather die than play" a "sexy girlfriend" in a film
Cara Delevingne would "rather die than play" a "sexy girlfriend" in a film.
The 22-year-old model dreamt of being a film star as a youngster but grew frustrated with the industry after becoming known for her modelling work as it meant she began being typecast as shallow characters.
She revealed: "The first time I did Fashion Week, I was like, 'Right, I might as well give up on acting because I'm screwed'.
"And as soon as I became a model, I was being sent typecasting roles as the stupid blonde who gets killed really quickly, or the sexy girlfriend, or whatever. Roles I would rather die than play.
"I was ready to give up on it. Or not give up, but take a break."
However, the star - who has modelled for the likes of Burberry and Chanel - has several films including 'The Face of an Angel' and 'Paper Towns' coming out this year, and was thrilled to even secure auditions for the movies because they are "serious" roles.
She explained: "When I finally got a serious role to audition for, I cried on the phone, I was so happy. Not even a film, just an audition."
And despite securing work in numerous films, the actress confessed she still finds herself getting angry with the way films are made because the creators can be sexist.
She told Time Out magazine: "Every movie I've done I've had to fight for lines and fight for point of view. Usually it's a male director, male producers. It's all very much a man's point of view.
"I speak up and say, 'Girls don't do that'. Or, 'That's not something a girl would say in that situation'. It's about how men perceive women and it's not accurate, and it annoys me!"