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Cara Delevingne covers W Magazine June/July Issue (Photos + Video)

Cara Delevingne covers W Magazine June/July Issue (Photos + Video)

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.



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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:

Cara Delevingne on Late Night with Seth Meyers (Full Interview Videos + Caps)

Cara Delevingne on Late Night with Seth Meyers (Full Interview Videos + Caps)
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Cara was on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, thanks Holly for the video and caps.



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Cara Delevingne on Live with Kelly & Michael (Full Interview Videos + Caps)

Cara Delevingne on Live with Kelly & Michael (Full Interview Videos + Caps)
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I’ve added the full interview of Cara Delevingne on Live with Kelly & Michael from Tuesday morning, thanks Holly for the video and caps.

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Cara Delevingne on Live with Kelly & Michael (Videos + Caps)

Cara Delevingne on Live with Kelly & Michael (Videos + Caps)

I’ve added some clips of Cara’s interview on Live with Kelly & Michael this morning, thanks Monica! And also screen captures. I’ll try to get the full interview.


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Cara Delevingne on The Today Show (Video + Captures)

Cara Delevingne on The Today Show (Video + Captures)

Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff were on this morning’s Today Show, here’s the video and screen captures:



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Cara Delevingne, Ready to Conquer Hollywood, Immerses Herself in ‘Paper Towns’

Cara Delevingne, Ready to Conquer Hollywood, Immerses Herself in ‘Paper Towns’

Cara gave an interview to the New York Times, here’s the article and pictures:


“There was a point in my life where I literally lived through a camera.”

Cara Delevingne, a confident tangle of lanky limbs and messy hair, tattoos and ripped black jeans, arched her eyebrows and popped her eyes wide as she excitedly described her habit of filming her meteoric, globe-trotting rise. “Watching Lars Ulrich play a Metallica show from behind the drum kit! Or doing tequila shots with Whitney Houston just before she died! When I get older, I’m going to go through that footage and have the best time, because I probably won’t remember much of it.”

For her next adventure, the unfiltered Ms. Delevingne, at 22 the reigning “It” Brit supermodel, is planting her Union Jack in Hollywood with a much-coveted part in “Paper Towns“ (due Friday), the second film based on a novel by John Green, whose “The Fault in Our Stars“ became a $300 million hit worldwide and helped make Shailene Woodley a star.

You don’t have to be one of Ms. Delevingne’s more than 15 million Instagram followers to see why she was a good fit for the role of the rebellious teenager Margo Roth Spiegelman. In “Paper Towns,” the character is described by her neighborhood admirer as “arguably the most gorgeous creature God had ever created,” a girl “whose life is a series of unbelievably epic adventures.” Ms. Delevingne has been a professionally gorgeous model for Burberry and other brands, an angel for Victoria’s Secret, and, most recently, the windswept cover girl of the July issue of Vogue.
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Cara Delevingne in El Hormiguero – Photos

Cara Delevingne in El Hormiguero – Photos

Cara was on El Hormiguero this Wednesday, July 8th, she taped her interview when she was Madrid last month. Here are over 130 photos in High Quality from the show, you can watch it on their website via subscription.


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Cara Interview on “The Project”

Cara Interview on “The Project”

Cara was in an interview for Australia’s Channel 10 “The Project” where she talks about acting, working hard and being a prankster:



The full episode is available on The Project’s website (but I think it’s blocked outside Australia).

Cara Delevingne to be on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Cara Delevingne to be on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Cara is set to appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday, July 13th. The show will also have Paul Rudd and music by Echosmith.

The Tonight Show airs on NBC.

Looks like her appearance has been cancelled.

The Graham Norton Show (Video + Caps + Stills)

The Graham Norton Show (Video + Caps + Stills)

Cara Delevingne was a guest on yesterday’s The Graham Norton Show, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal. The full interview is below, along with over 1000 screen captures and stills. Thanks Haylie and Luciana for the stills!




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Cara Delevingne will be on The Graham Norton this Friday

Cara Delevingne will be on The Graham Norton this Friday

This Friday, June 19th, Cara will be on The Graham Norton Show:

On his sofa: he said he’d be back… the mighty Arnold Schwarzenegger returns, in Terminator Genisys; his co-star, Daenerys from Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke; Oscar-nominated Jake Gyllenhaal, starring in sports drama Southpaw; model and actress Cara Delevingne, in new teen romance mystery Paper Towns; and music and chat from Tinie Tempah who performs Not Letting Go.

More info and showtimes on their website.

Paper Towns’ Cara Delevingne’s acting goals: ‘I wanna f—ing Meryl Streep it’

Paper Towns’ Cara Delevingne’s acting goals:  ‘I wanna f—ing Meryl Streep it’

You may not know her name, but chances are you’ve seen Cara Delevingne’s face. The 22-year-old London native has graced the pages of Vogue and shot campaigns for Chanel, Burberry and DKNY.

She’s equally ubiquitous on the Instagram accounts of Hollywood’s most famous females. Look, it’s Cara and Rihanna partying on New Year’s Eve in New York! Check out Cara making goofy faces with Taylor Swift at an awards show! See Cara celebrating her first American Thanksgiving with Kate Hudson!

“When I meet people, it’s either a really f—ing bright spark or it won’t go anywhere,” Delevingne says over green juice in SoHo. “I think that’s what happened with Kate—we literally met and we were like, ‘Oh my God! We need to hang out!’ She was like, ‘Come over for Thanksgiving.’” You may also know Delevingne from a video of Reese Witherspoon attempting to pronounce Delevingne’s name at last year’s Met Ball. “I got into a bit of trouble because it went so viral, but not from her—it was, like, people’s publicists,” she admits. “I was like, ‘I’m sorry. I thought it was amazing.’”

After this summer, it’s more likely that everyone will know how to pronounce Cara Delevingne’s name. (For the record, it’s Cah-ra Del-a-VEEN.) The model is starring in Paper Towns, based on the 2008 novel by John Green (The Fault in Our Stars). Delevingne plays charismatic high schooler Margo Roth Spiegelman, who is quietly crushed on by neighbor Quentin (Nat Wolff). When she disappears, an obsessed Quentin sets off on an adventure to find her. “I think John Green’s writing is so special,” says Delevingne. “It’s a teen film, but it’s not bubblegum-sugarcoated. It’s real and it’s delicious. With kids, sh– doesn’t always work out. People die of cancer. People get heartbroken.”

The author is just as enamored with Delevingne, whose most notable credit to date is a small role in 2012’s Anna Karenina. “One of the things I hope will come out of this movie is people seeing just how talented Cara is,” Green says. “She is just a firecracker!”

With an invite to the Met Ball and a cameo in Swift’s “Bad Blood” video, it’s hard to imagine Delevingne being envious of anyone else, but she says that she too fell under the spell of her Towns character. “When I watched the movie, I was like, ‘I want to be that girl,’” she admits. “She seems so cool and carefree.” Towns was shot in the fairly quiet city of Charlotte, North Carolina, but Delevingne says that actually inspired more cast activities. “We were all staying in the same apartment building,” she reveals. “I was like a mom on set. I arranged trips. I found this place with waterslides. I just planned stupid things.” Delevingne developed a particular fondness for her costar Wolff. “He’s f—ing lovely,” she says. “I wouldn’t have gotten the part without him. I think it was our chemistry that got us the part.”

This may be the world’s first real opportunity to see her as a lead actress, but Delevingne has wanted to perform since she was growing up in the U.K., the child of property developer Charles and socialite Pandora (and the goddaughter of Dynasty’s Joan Collins). Even as a little girl, “I liked to cause a reaction,” Delevingne says. “I just liked being different. My sisters were big girly girls, and I was like, ‘I wanna dress like a boy! I wanna be different. I wanna be naked.’ I was a very feral child.” She began modeling at the age of 17 and became a fixture on the fashion scene, now counting Karl Lagerfeld as one of her pals. (The designer will occasionally text Delevingne photos of his cat.) “Fashion people are crazy, and I love them because I’m crazy,” she says. “And it’s a great-paying job. I was really scared it was going to hinder what I was going to do in the future, but actually it’s kind of helped.”

As her fashion profile rose, Delevingne also developed a reputation in the British press for being somewhat of a party girl, a description that she both confirms and denies. “I wish I could go out more, but I work every day,” she says. “So it’s like when I get a chance to go out, I’m not going to not f—ing go out.” She balks at any kind of labels. Her Twitter bio states, “Stop labeling! Start living.” That openness has led to her being linked in the media to everyone from Harry Styles to Michelle Rodriguez. Now there are reports she’s dating indie rocker St. Vincent. She won’t comment on that but does say that she’s “super in love. Love is the best!”

The actress is currently shooting the comic-book film Suicide Squad, about a group of infamous villains drafted into service as black-ops spies. Will Smith stars as Deadshot and Jared Leto as the Joker; Delevingne plays the magical Enchantress. And she just signed on to a Luc Besson sci-fi movie with Dane DeHaan. As far as career paths go, Delevingne is aiming for the big leagues. “I wanna f—ing Meryl Streep it,” she says. “I don’t know if that’s possible. We’ll see.” What if Streep’s career isn’t doable? “Angelina Jolie. You know? Ex–party girl. [Now] hardworking.” Well, as long as she doesn’t have to be the ex–party girl just yet.

Via EW.com