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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:

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:

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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Gallery Updates: Photoshoots 2010-2015

Gallery Updates: Photoshoots 2010-2015

Hello everyone! I’ve finished updating the Photo Gallery with Cara’s Photoshoots from 2010 til 2015. Everything is organized by year and magazine or photographer. Here’s a preview:

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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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The Hollywood Reporter: Suicide Squad & Batman V Superman Cast Photo

The Hollywood Reporter: Suicide Squad & Batman V Superman Cast Photo

The Hollywood Reporter has released an exclusive photo with the actors and directors of WB/DC Comics:

Good and evil collided at The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive Comic-Con photo shoot with the directors and stars of Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC Comics adaptations.

Superheroes and supervillains collided — quite amicably, we must say — at The Hollywood Reporter’s top-secret Comic-Con photo shoot.

After stunning the Hall H crowd on Saturday with new footage, 17 actors, as well as directors Zack Snyder and David Ayer, from Warner Bros.’ Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad — together comprising the long-awaited first phase of Warners’ DC Cinematic Universe — zoomed off for what would be their first photo together.

While both casts appeared during Warner Bros.’ panel, they didn’t take the stage at the same time. So THR’s photo shoot was not only the first time that the two casts got together, but for many it was their first time meeting one another entirely.

Jai Courtney mightily shook hands with Jesse Eisenberg while Henry Cavill chatted with Will Smith, who introduced him to Jay Hernandez. Cara Delevingne and Gal Gadot posed for a selfie together.

Ayer and his Suicide Squad cast — Smith, Margot Robbie, Courtney, Delevingne, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Hernandez, Adam Beach and Karen Fukuhara — arrived backstage first. They rushed to the craft services table, scarfing down sandwiches and snacks.

The group was on a whirlwind trip, to say the least. Ayer had been working on the film in Toronto until 1 a.m. Friday night, then woke up the next morning to fly with his cast to San Diego. They were in San Diego for a little under three hours before having to rush back out to the airport at 1 p.m. to head back to Toronto. Ayer, who was trying to convince his handlers to stop to get burritos before he headed back to Canada, needed to return to shooting second unit the next day.

Onstage, Ayer touted his villain-focused movie: “Who’s got the best bad guys out there? DC Comics,” he said. “I’m not trying to start no East Coast-West Coast feud with Marvel Comics, but someone has got to say the truth.”

The footage he showed was surprisingly dark in tone, but at the shoot Ayer told THR of the film, “The real shock is how hilarious it’s going to be.”

Smith, who was the only castmember to speak (if only a few sentences) onstage during the Suicide Squad presentation, relished leaving the crowd wanting more.

“This was just a little taste,” he told THR backstage. “We’ll see them again next year.”

If the movies are part of a big DC family, Batman v. Superman is the older, more mature sibling on which the weight of responsibility falls. Suicide Squad is the bratty little kid, chewing bubble gum and tagging walls.

Each cast has bonded in different ways. Loud and boisterous, the Suicide Squad cast was bonded by an attitude fueled by brashness and exuberance.

“We’re very much a squad,” said Robbie, with her co-star Delevingne joking, “We should start a dance squad.” Indeed, the cast was seen taking plenty of selfies together, laughing at inside jokes and throwing up their hands in faux-squad poses during the shoot.

The cast of Batman v. Superman looked on with bemusement, like they weren’t quite sure what to do with the family member that steals cars for a living. They were bonded too, it just showed in a more subdued way — like when Adams jokingly sat on Affleck’s lap when they were taking their seats for the shoot. But don’t let their quiet demeanor fool you: Adams photo-bombed Delevingne and Gadot with aplomb.

And while they may be only newly acquainted, there’s already a friendly rivalry brewing between the two casts, with the Suicide Squad group joking that they’d eat all the sandwiches before the Dawn of Justice cast got there. Affleck, meanwhile, joked that he wouldn’t be waiting on the slacking Suicide Squad to take his group photo.


Vogue US July 2015 – Scans + Photoshoot

Vogue US July 2015 – Scans + Photoshoot

I added scans and the high quality textless photos from the photoshoot over at the gallery: