‘Suicide Squad’ Star Says Superhero Films Are “Sexist”

Cara Delevingne claims Wonder Woman would be “dead in a minute” if she actually fought wearing her costume.

She’s become one of the most recognizable faces in the U.K. as a supermodel and, more recently, as an actress, thanks to appearances in Anna Karenina, The Face of an Angel and this summer's Paper Towns, alongside upcoming roles in Suicide Squad and Pan. But thankfully it seems rising multi-hyphenate Cara Delevingne still isn’t concerned about speaking her mind, even if it concerns arguably her biggest film to date.

“There are only three girls in [Suicide Squad] but in my opinion they have the best roles,” she said in an interview with the U.K.'s Empire magazine.

“Generally though, superhero movies are totally sexist. Female superheroes are normally naked or in bikinis. No one would be able to fight like that. Wonder Woman, how the hell does she fight? She would be dead in a minute.”

Delevingne might want to check out the costumes for her role as the Laureline, the female lead in Luc Besson’s upcoming big-budget sci-fi adaptation Valerian. The original graphic novel has the character sporting an array of outfits, including skin-tight space suits and more revealing attire (she was said to be the inspiration for Princess Leia’s golden bikini).