Cara Delevingne looks for strong female roles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 July 2017
Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne has said she only wants to play strong women in movies after starring as Laureline in the new Luc Besson movie 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'

Cara Delevingne only wants to play "strong, independent females' in movies.

The supermodel-and-actress can currently be seen as Sergeant Laureline in Luc Besson's sci-fi movie 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' and after making a few forays onto the big screen she wants to push a message of female empowerment to cinema goers with the roles she accepts.

Speaking in London's Leicester Square at the European premiere of the blockbuster on Monday night (24.07.17), the 24-year-old beauty said: "It's culmination of the role, obviously, what the role stands for.

"I think at the moment I'm really going for really strong independent females."

Delevingne also said that Besson, who directed the cult movie 'The Fifth Element', opened her eyes to the sci-fi genre.

She said: "He really opened my eyes to sci-fi after Disney. It's really crazy that I'm standing here today after being in one of his films after watching his films. After all the incredible women he puts in his films, I'm just so thankful that he chose me."

Delevingne was last seen as Enchantress in DC Extended Universe movie 'Suicide Squad', and although it received mixed reviews she was proud of the movie and her own derided performance.

She said: "I think it would be very wrong to take it personally. At the end of the day all we want as actors is to portray the world we live through as best we can and hope audiences connect with that."

'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' also stars Dane DeHaan as well as pop superstar Rihanna.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

  • 2 stars
  • 2017
  • France/US
  • 2h 17min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Luc Besson
  • Cast: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Kris Wu, John Goodman, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer
  • UK release: 2 August 2017

Valerian (DeHaan) and Laureline (Delevingne) are space-station police officers who uncover a plot involving a near-extinct race of creatures. Besson puts all his stock in fancy 3D chases but fails to provide a decent villain; it’s all very eye-catching and has some amusing cameos but of the two leads, only Delevingne does…

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