Another trailer for Suicide Squad:
Cara Delevingne and Margot Robbie are the covers of the issue number 16 of Love Magazine. The Autumn/Winter issue is called Mean Girls and will be on sale on Tuesday. Here’s a preview of the cover and the video:
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Warner Bros. has released character videos for Suicide Squad, here’s Enchantress/Dr. June Moone’s:
Cara is the cover star of the June/July issue of W Magazine. Here’s the cover, the photoshoot and the article with Lynn Hirschberg’s Screen Test Video at the end.
- Magazine Scans > 2016 > W – June/July 2016
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Cara Delevingne Talks Suicide Squad in W’s June/July Issue
The model, actress, and enchantress, talks about Suicide Squad, Celine Dion, and more in an interview with Lynn Hirschberg.
When Cara Delevingne was a child, she dreamed of being Spider-Man. “It was the sense of dressing up and feeling really tough,” Delevingne said on a beautiful spring day in New York. She had arrived at the W photo shoot directly from the airport, having flown in early that morning from Las Vegas, where her new film, Suicide Squad (out August 5), was on the lineup at CinemaCon, an annual industry event that celebrates all things major and upcoming in the movie business. In Suicide Squad, which is based on the darkest of the DC Comics, a gang of sociopathic archvillains unite to complete a highly classified government mission. It features an all-star cast, including Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Ben Affleck, and Jared Leto, who, as the Joker, took his character to Method Acting extremes: He powdered his skin, dyed his hair multiple shades, and sent his fellow actors gifts such as sticky copies of Playboy, anal beads, and what appeared to be a used condom.
Suicide Squad was shrouded in secrecy, but Delevingne could reveal that, like Spider-Man, her character has a double identity. During the day she is Dr. June Moone, a shy scientist in a tightly buttoned suit; by night, she morphs into the wildly seductive Enchantress. Delevingne was still in her travel garb (navy tracksuit, blonde hair tucked into a knit ski cap) and had yet to be transformed for W’s camera. “When I was a kid, I always wanted to be other people,” she continued. “I went through different stages: I was a few Spice Girls for a while—first Baby, then Sporty, and then Ginger. I was never Posh, because she wore little black dresses, and I didn’t want to be that kind of girl. Beyond that, I only dreamed of being male superheroes. Spider-Man, especially, had a cool costume and cool toys. There were not many strong superhero-type women, apart from Wonder Woman—but I didn’t want to be a 5-year-old running around in, like, a bikini.”
Although Delevingne still models—that night she would hop on a plane to London to shoot an ad for Rimmel London—she is very focused on her acting career. For the past several months she has been filming Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, based on a popular French comic book from the 1960s and directed by Luc Besson. Delevingne stars as Laureline, a space agent who solves crimes in intergalactic worlds. “That plot is a secret, too,” Delevingne said as she settled into the hair-and-makeup chair. “More is known about my life than the lives of the characters I play. My plan is to reverse that.”
An early adopter of social media, Delevingne, who turns 24 in August, has about 30 million followers and counting on Instagram. She has trademarked her name—and at one point even created separate accounts for her distinctive thick eyebrows, thigh gap (the space under her crotch between the top of her thighs), and bog eye (translation: the rubbery funny faces she makes). Unlike your typical model posts, hers are consistently goofy—she is not offering glimpses of the glamorous life. Instead, Delevingne is interested in using social media as a direct and honest connection to her public. Her followers are well aware, for instance, that she has a girlfriend (she has been romantically linked to the musician St. Vincent for more than a year), loves SpongeBob SquarePants, has about 15 tattoos, and, yes, likes to party. “They even know about my skin,” Delevingne said as she scratched a scab on the top of her head. For years, she’s battled chronic psoriasis. When Delevingne is stressed-out, her body erupts in angry red patches. “It’s my antenna,” she said with a laugh as she pulled at the rather long, unhappy skin tag on her scalp. “Do you want to feel it?”
I declined and changed the subject.
Lynn Hirschberg: Did you have to audition for Suicide Squad?
Cara Delevingne: Yes. I met the director, David Ayer, at a hotel in London on a dark and stormy night. He didn’t tell me anything about the movie. Instead, he showed me pictures of these amazing, enlightened, powerful, but very evil women. He spoke to me about addiction and mental illness, which are things I find very, very interesting. The next time I met David was at his house in L.A. He asked me to read a scene from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? I love that play and had acted in it at school when I was 17, so I was excited. Somehow, when we were doing the scene, I became livid. I hadn’t felt rage like that in years. And then I got the part! There still wasn’t a script, but David asked me to go and try and find a forest and, if it was a full moon, get naked and walk through the woods with my feet in the mud, which I did. There wasn’t a full moon, but I howled like a wolf. It would have been really funny if someone had seen me.
The forest where Delevingne revealed herself was on the property of her sister Chloe’s country house in the Southeast of England. Part of Delevingne’s charisma derives from the combination of her almost fairy-tale posh background and the real-world difficulties she faced growing up. Cara and her sisters, Poppy and Chloe, are British blue bloods, but their mother, a onetime It girl, had a heroin addiction and was in and out of rehab throughout their childhood. Ambitious even then, Cara began modeling at 16 and set her sights on becoming an actress. By 2013 she was the hands-down girl of the moment, appearing in more than 40 runway shows and in campaigns for brands as diverse as Fendi and H&M. Her meteoric rise invited comparisons to Kate Moss—only Moss can’t act. Delevingne won a coveted part in the 2015 film Paper Towns, playing a mysterious object of teenage desire. Somehow she was believable as an all-American high school rebel. I was curious how Delevingne, who is so British, was able to pull it off.
LH: Did you spend time in an American high school?
CD: Growing up in England, I thought everything I saw in American films was fake. I didn’t think New York was a real place! So it was the same with high schools. When we made the movie, I actually got a locker and popped into classes at a real high school. Last year at CinemaCon, I received an award for Paper Towns, which was funny because the movie hadn’t come out yet. I said, “None of you have actually seen me act, but thank you for trusting that I can.”
LH: Had you been to Las Vegas before?
CD: Yes. To see Celine Dion. It was so great.
LH: I would not have thought of you as a Celine Dion fan. Did she hook you with the theme from Titanic?
CD: Probably. That’s really bad because it shows I’m not the truest of true hard-core die-hard Celine Dion fans, but that song is great.
LH: Is that your go-to karaoke pick?
CD: No. I’m a really serious karaoke singer. You don’t want to go to karaoke with me because I try really, really hard. My favorite song to perform is Eve’s “Let Me Blow Your Mind.” You’ve got a lot of singsong, a lot of rap attack, and it’s emotional. That song has it all.
Right there, in her description of the song’s appeal, is the secret to Delevingne: She’s that rare synthesis of cultivated sophistication and psychological honesty. Her style god may be Eminem, but she weeps when she listens to Adele; she is worried about her skin and, so, tries to avoid stressful situations, and yet she’s restless, always up for an extreme adventure. “I like anything intense,” Delevingne said.
“When I was a child, I was obsessed with blood and death. This sounds really dark, but my earliest memory is of cutting myself. I was pretending to shave like my dad. One time, I covered my face in shaving foam, and I got his razor and ran it along the bottom of my finger and nearly cut it off.” She paused. “Do you want to see the scar? It’s barely visible now. But I like knowing that it’s there.”
Watch Cara Delevingne’s video screen test with Lynn Hirschberg to find out more:
The first trailer for Tulip Fever is out, not much of Cara in it, but it looks very promising. The movie will open in limited release on July 15th.
Tulip Fever will be blossoming in theaters this summer, and EW has an exclusive look at the first trailer for The Weinstein Company’s star-studded period drama.
Based on Deborah Moggach’s novel of the same name (and adapted for the screen by Shakespeare in Love’s Tom Stoppard), Tulip Fever takes place in 17th-century Amsterdam, revolving around the budding relationship between an artist (Dane DeHaan) and a married woman (Alicia Vikander) after the former is commissioned by the latter’s husband (Christoph Waltz) to paint her portrait. The lovers then gamble on the booming market for tulip bulbs as a way to raise money to run away together.
Tulip Fever marks Vikander’s first major role since winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl earlier this year. Waltz and Judi Dench, Vikander’s Tulip Fever costars, have also won Oscars. Matthew Morrison, Cara Delevingne, Jack O’Connell, and Zach Galifianakis round out the film’s supporting cast. The drama also sees director Justin Chadwick returning to European period dramas following his work helming the 2008 Natalie Portman/Scarlett Johansson film The Other Boleyn Girl.
After Tulip Fever, The Weinstein Co. will release Michael Keaton’s Ray Kroc biopic The Founder on Aug. 5, and the Robert De Niro boxing drama Hands of Stone will follow on Aug. 26. The distributor’s Lion, starring Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel and Rooney Mara, is slated for an awards season release on Nov. 25.
Tulip Fever opens in limited release on July 15. Watch the full trailer in the video above.
Cara Delevingne has joined the Rimmel London family as a brand ambassador, further proving that her modelling days are far from over.
“I’m honoured to be working with Rimmel London. It’s the first make-up brand I was introduced to as a teenager. I’m a London girl through and through and Rimmel London truly captures and represents the city’s edgy, cosmopolitan beauty styles,” Delevingne said.
Last month the 23-year-old hit back against accusations that she had given up modelling to focus on acting, after she was revealed as Saint Laurent’s autumn/winter 2016 campaign star. Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has also confirmed that Delevingne remaisn the face of all of its 2016 make-up campaigns.
“Can we just set the record straight… I never said I was quitting modelling,” she tweeted, revealing that her approach to work has changed for the better since she first gained media attention as a catwalk model. “I am so lucky for the work I get to do but I used to work to try and escape and just ended up completely exhausting myself.”
This new partnership will see Delevingne star in several campaigns in coming months. She follows in the footsteps of her fellow Brit friends Georgia May Jagger and Kate Moss, who have both starred in campaigns for the brand.
“Cara Delevingne’s striking look and unique sense of style mean she’s the personification of Rimmel London cool. With her prodigious talents and fearless spirit, she’s a true inspiration to young women everywhere,” said Montse Passolas, vice president of global marketing at Rimmel London. “Cara also has a huge online presence and social media following, through which Rimmel London can reach out and talk to our core consumers. She is an iconic British ambassador and a fantastic partner for the brand.”
A new Suicide Squad Trailer was presented last night during the MTV Movie Awards, check it out below:
Entertainment Weekly brings the first look at Cara Delevingne and Dane Dehaan at Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and an interview with the Director Luc Besson. (Click thumbs for bigger images)
French director Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, Lucy) was 10 years old when he fell under the spell of Valérian and Laureline. The comic book, which began publication in 1967 and is considered an ancestor of Star Wars and Avatar, tells the adventures of two space agents who solve crimes in intergalactic worlds. The tales so flooded Besson’s brain that they groomed him for young love (Laureline was little Luc’s first crush) and the technological challenges of movie-making that would lie ahead. “When I look at bluescreen,” Besson, 56, says from the Paris set of his Valerian adaptation, “I see everything. My imagination is very comfortable with bluescreen.”
And that’s good, because Valerian includes 2,400 F/X shots. (The Fifth Element contained only about 200.) Besson is coy about the plot (and secret roles played by actors including Rihanna) but says his ultimate goal is to create a sci-fi fantasia that will also appeal to non-devotees of the genre. “Like a cocktail where you don’t even taste the alcohol,” he says with an endearing Santa Claus laugh.
Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets opens in theaters in June 2017. He spoke to EW exclusively from Paris and shared five fantastic images from the film, including the one (above) of Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) in full armor with a certain Monsieur Besson standing in profile behind them. On his jacket is a drawing of the comic book version of his two heroes.
Entertainment Weekly: From your Twitter account, it looks like you’re about halfway through shooting on Valerian. How are things on the set in Paris?
Luc Besson: Tomorrow will be half of the film. Our total is 98 days, but I saved two days already on the schedule. I feel really, honestly, more than happy. Which is rare. Usually I’m always skeptical and I wait for the editing, but I have so much good stuff already. The trick of the film was to be sure that Valerian and Laureline were working as a couple. And if I have that, I’m safe.
The two actors you chose to star, Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne, they’re not superstars, but they both have a very unique charisma.
Since day one, they clicked. They connected. Dane is already a genius before he met me. But Cara right now is like a bird who’s taking off. She’s really going to be such a huge star.
Is must be difficult for them to work with so much blue screen. And for you too.
Honestly for me, no. When I started to write this at 13 years old, I was living in the country of cheese, and I wanted to make movies. But when I open my windows I see cows, so believe me, that pushes your imagination. Because you want to escape. I start to read Valerian when I was 10. At the time there was no Internet; there wasn’t even a TV at home. So I read and just had my imagination. So when I look at bluescreen, I see everything. My imagination is very comfortable with bluescreen.
What enchanted you about the comic book originally?
Well, the system at the time was two pages a week. As kids we were so excited. Can you imagine today? We can’t even wait two seconds for the next thing. I was sci-fi which was pretty rare in the early 70s. And it was a guy and a girl, and there weren’t many female heroines at the time. So the first girl I fall in love with, when I was 10, was Laureline. She’s a tough cookie. And she doesn’t say “Yes, yes, yes” to Valerian all the time. I loved that about her.
What took you so long to embark on a film version?
I can say this. Jean-Claude Mézieres, who was the father of Valerian, he worked on Fifth Element for a year, and he was telling me all the time, “Why you don’t make the film?” And I always answered, “We cannot.” There are 10 or 12 human characters, and the others are all aliens. So the technique is not there. We had to wait for Avatar.
And so what happened when you saw Avatar?
I saw Avatar and threw my script for Valerian in the garbage. [Laughs.] I was inspired by James Cameron. He invited me on the set of Avatar. And I asked him questions and he was very open and very sweet. He was sharing with other directors. He helped other people like me to progress.
So what was different when you started writing it again?
I allowed myself much more freedom. I centered the story to make it more real, more human. If you don’t like sci-fi, I want you to still like Valerian. And the other part was: Let’s try to do everything, before someone tells me its impossible. Let’s have the imagination go to the limit. And let’s be so super complicated, with aliens and robots and all this, but to make it look easy like a dance. You watch the thing, and it’s fluid and funny and wild. It’s not deep and complicated. It’s ultra sophisticated to do, but it looks easy. Like a cocktail where you don’t even taste the alcohol [laughs].
So we have this photo of the two of them, Valerian and Laureline, and they seem to be on the run. What’s going on there?
It’s a part of the first mission. Beginning of the film. Like when you see James Bond, there’s always that one mission first. It’s the James Bond-style pre-story mission. They are in the middle of this big mission, and they’re disguised, so that’s why they’re dressed that way. They try to escape. It,s pretty funny how they have to escape.
And who is this big black robot character?
His name is K-Tron. He’s a police officer. You can’t even deal with him. You don’t argue with him. He’s not really important in the film, but he’s just like the the military police. Believe me, I have hundreds of these characters like him.
How involved were you with the costume design? That was one of the aspects that was so distinctive about The Fifth Element.
Since the beginning. When I started a couple of years ago, we had a selection of 6,000 designers from all around the world. We finished with 10. Basically five of them worked for a year. And many of the costumes come from them. Half come from them, and half come from Olivier Bériot, who is the costume designer. And then we had this big contest where we received a lot of drawings, and we picked the best 20, and they’re also in the film. It’s a long long process. We started three years ago.
You’ve got some great actors in the film, like John Goodman and Clive Owen and Ethan Hawke. It’s very exciting to see Rihanna in the cast — is she playing the villain?
I can’t tell you that. The big difference between this and the Marvel pattern is that with Marvel you know after five minutes who’s the villain. They do films that are super well made, but this pattern bothered me a little bit. What’s new here is we have two agents, and over the course of one film, it’s a police investigation, in fact. So you don’t know who’s exactly bad until the end, because it’s an investigation. That’s why I can’t talk too much. But it’s a real story. That’s what I love about it.
How much will I know about the movie from reading the comic? There are 29 Valerian and Laureline comic books.
There is flavor from the comic, for sure. When you read a comic book, it takes you 20 minutes. The film is two hours. So I take the essentials, but I have to go to other worlds. But when you see the film, you will remember in the comic and say, “Oh yeah, yeah, this and this.” The characters are there and a big chunk of the story.
The first promotional image of Cara Delevingne looking badass in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets has been released. The movie is set to be released in July 2017.
Cara Delevingne is modelling for Chanel’s Spring 2016 Eyewear, here’s the first official photo. Maybe she’s modelling for hats too? Cause this one looks pretty cool!
Cara wrote an open letter to Time.com’s Motto:
I started modeling when I was 16. The odds were against me. At 5’8″, I was shorter than most girls in the business. Still, I gave it a shot, and like with most things in my life, I never gave up.
It took a while before I had stability in the business. I worked hard to be accepted by the fashion community in ways beyond my physical appearance. In no time, though, I found myself surrendering to the industry’s approval process. I felt like I needed validation from everyone. As a result, I lost sight of myself and what it meant to be happy, what it meant to be successful. I think it all stemmed from a deep-down feeling of wanting people to like me and love me.
When you do everything you can to make people happy with your work but there are still people who aren’t happy, you start to think, “Well, I’ve worked my a** off. I’ve done everything. I’ve pushed myself into the ground.” You just feel like you’re constantly disappointing others, and there’s this moment when you’re like, “Wait, what am I trying to do? Who am I doing this for?”
Over time, I came to realize that work and getting others’ approval isn’t the most important thing. Yes, your career is very important—but it’s not the most important. Of course I was proud of my accomplishments, but I wasn’t genuinely happy.
I was nearly 20 and had been modeling for several years. My vantage point had changed…and I had changed. I knew I had to reevaluate my life and my goals for my future. I didn’t want to resent fashion or my success. The process didn’t happen overnight, but it was imperative for me to preserve my integrity.
It’s taken time, but now I realize that work isn’t everything and success comes in many forms. I’ve opened my mind, and now I embrace new things with a childlike curiosity. I’m spending more time doing the stuff I love. And I’ve been able to do better work because of it.
When you’re coming from a place of living just to work, it’s never as good as you want it to be. It’s never as authentic. When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfillment and gratitude and that’s when you can do your best…for yourself and for others.
I still have so much to learn, but I have realized that beating myself up, feeling guilty and regretting past mistakes will only hold me back.
After all, no matter how many people like you and your work, it doesn’t matter if you don’t like yourself.
Cara Delevingne is a model and actress.
A brand new futuristic-like video of Cara Delevingne for Chanel Eyewear has been released:
The official Trailer for Suicide Squad has been released, plus some posters, check it out:
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Earlier today, Cara attended the Burberry Prorsum Fashion Run at the London Fashion Week, here are photos:
Cara attended the world premiere for Pan earlier today in London, along with the cast of the movie. Here are some photos, I will be adding more as I upload.
Earlier today Cara attended the VIP Launch for Louis Vuitton Series 3. Here are photos, click thumbs for more photos:
More pictures from the Mango campaign with Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss have been added to the gallery:
Cara’s Enchantress the big villain? Yes, please!
Suicide Squad is a movie based on the concept of a super-group of villains recruited by a government agent to defeat an even bigger threat, with the idea being that if they join forces, their collective villainy will outweigh the evil of one mega-villain. But who have they been recruited to defeat, exactly? That’s one thing we don’t know, although it is a little easy to suss it out from the footage we saw over the summer.
Using deductive reasoning, it’s fairly easy to figure out that one of these things in the Suicide Squad footage is not like the others. You may have noticed that Cara Delevingne’s Enchantress is the only character who doesn’t appear in the Squad’s full lineup, nor does she share scenes with the other members of the team. Heroic Hollywood also points this out, while adding an unconfirmed rumor about her part in the film: Delevingne becomes Enchantress during the movie and sets out on a mission to locate and resurrect her dead brother with the hope that they can destroy the world together.
In the comics, the character begins as June Moone, an artistic type who discovers an evil entity in a mysterious chamber and absorbs its power, becoming Enchantress. But it’s not long before June realizes that she and the entity are not exactly one — in fact, the evil being is a separate entity and one that is almost impossible to control, similar to Jean Grey’s Phoenix persona.
This new rumor seems very likely to be true, particularly given the way Delevingne’s part plays out in the footage. We see her exploring a dark cavern and taking a bath in mucky water with a pentagram scrawled over her head (typical Tuesday), and there’s one shot of a deranged-looking Delevingne in a grungy riff on the traditional Enchantress costume. None of the footage features the actor alongside the remainder of the Squad, though she did become a member of the team in the comic books, so it’s quite possible that they’ll help her get her powers under control and ask her to join up.
Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5, 2016.