Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Entertainment Weekly First Look!

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Entertainment Weekly First Look!

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.

First Promotional Image of Cara Delevingne in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

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.


New Photo of Cara Delevingne for Chanel Eyewear

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 Delevingne for Chanel Spring Eyewear

Cara Delevingne: ‘Getting Others’ Approval Isn’t the Most Important Thing’

Cara Delevingne: ‘Getting Others’ Approval Isn’t the Most Important Thing’

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.

New Cara Delevingne Commercial For Chanel Eyewear

A brand new futuristic-like video of Cara Delevingne for Chanel Eyewear has been released:



Suicide Squad Official Trailer + Posters

Suicide Squad Official Trailer + Posters

The official Trailer for Suicide Squad has been released, plus some posters, check it out:


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Events Update: Milan & Rio

Events Update: Milan & Rio

Here are some events I missed updating from Milan and Rio de Janeiro:





London Fashion Week – Miu Miu Party

London Fashion Week – Miu Miu Party

Cara attended the London Fashion Week party from Miu Miu, here are some pictures:


London Fashion Week: Burberry Arrivals, Front Row & Backstage

London Fashion Week: Burberry Arrivals, Front Row & Backstage

Earlier today, Cara attended the Burberry Prorsum Fashion Run at the London Fashion Week, here are photos:


Pan World Premiere Photos

Pan World Premiere 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.



Louis Vuitton Series 3 VIP Launch – Photos

Louis Vuitton Series 3 VIP Launch – Photos

Earlier today Cara attended the VIP Launch for Louis Vuitton Series 3. Here are photos, click thumbs for more photos:


More photos from Mango’s Campaign #SomethingInCommon

More photos from Mango’s Campaign #SomethingInCommon

More pictures from the Mango campaign with Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss have been added to the gallery:


‘Suicide Squad’ Rumor: This Is Probably the Super-Villain All the Villains Were Recruited to Fight

‘Suicide Squad’ Rumor: This Is Probably the Super-Villain All the Villains Were Recruited to Fight

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.

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Cara Delevingne Lingerie Campaign for Stella McCartney Breast Cancer Awareness

Cara Delevingne Lingerie Campaign for Stella McCartney Breast Cancer Awareness

Cara Delevingne posed for Stella McCartney’s new lingerie campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness. It will be sold exclusively on stellamccartney.com.


Another Photo of Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss for Mango

Another ad of Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss for Mango’s Campaign #SomethingInCommon has been released:


Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss for Mango

Suicide Squad Wraps Production

Production for Suicide Squad has official ended and director David Ayer has posted a photo with the full cast and crew:

New Ad for Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Campaign Autumn/Winter 2015

New Ad for Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Campaign Autumn/Winter 2015

Here is a new ad for Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Campaign “Rouge Pur Couture”, with Cara wearing nothing but a trenchcoat and the lipstick, of course.


Vogue US September 2015 Scans

Vogue US September 2015 Scans

The September issue of US Vogue brings a feature Forces of Fashion, featuring Cara Delevingne with an outtake from the her July cover. Here are digital scans and the photoshoot, thanks to Lora.


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New Photos for Penshoppe Campaign “Urban Rebels”

New Photos for Penshoppe Campaign “Urban Rebels”

Some new photos for the Penshoppe Campaign “Urban Rebels” have surfaced on Penshoppe website.


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New Photos for DKNY Fall/Winter 2015

New Photos for DKNY Fall/Winter 2015

New images of Cara Delevingne for DKNY for the Fall/Winter 2015 Campaign have appeared on DKNY.com website:


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