Cara Delevingne: Superhero movies are sexist

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 29 June 2015
Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne thinks superhero movies are "totally sexist"

Cara Delevingne thinks superhero movies are "totally sexist".

The 22-year-old actress, who stars alongside Will Smith and Margot Robbie in the new comic book movie 'Suicide Squad', has blasted the typical Hollywood portrayal of female characters in superhero films.

She told Empire: "There are only three girls in ['Suicide Squad'] but in my opinion they have the best roles. Generally though, superhero movies are totally sexist.

"Female superheroes are normally naked or in bikinis. No-one would be able to fight like that. Wonder Woman, how the hell does she fight? She would be dead in a minute."

This comes shortly after Cara claimed her much-anticipated new movie will be "the best thing in the world".

The London-born star said that while she's not typically a fan of the genre, she's never been more excited to see a movie in her life.

She revealed: "It's f***ing insane. I'm not the biggest fan of superhero films. There are so f**king many. I love the Batmans but some of them I'm not that keen on.

"I've never been so excited to see a film and I'm actually in it.

"I wish I could tell you about it at all. The movie is going to be the best thing in the world. The camaraderie on set is insane."

Suicide Squad

  • 1 star
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Ayer
  • Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne
  • UK release: 5 August 2016

A group of incarcerated supervillains is recruited to undertake dangerous missions. The result is so conventional, it's twee: Deadshot (Smith) just wants to be a good dad, Diablo (Hernandez) spends the whole film moping and Harley Quinn (Robbie)'s idea of bad behaviour is breaking a window. With unconvincing effects and…

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