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A version of this story first appeared in the August 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
When Cara Delevingne parted ways with the modeling agency that launched her enviable career, London-based Storm Models, it was rumored that the “It” girl — she stars in John Green’s Paper Towns and has six films upcoming including the anticipated Suicide Squad — was ditching modeling for Hollywood full time.
Delevingne says not true, though she does add that she’s done with the catwalk and will no longer participate in any fashion week presentations.
“I’m not stopping modeling, I’m not retiring. I’m just doing film for the time being,” the 22-year-old tells THR. “Careers change and you develop and get older. I still have very close relationships with the people I used to work with. Maybe I’ll do fashion sometimes, but at the moment I have no time to do anything.”
One of those she’s close to is Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld. So what does the icon think of his muse’s move to the big screen? “He’s always known that I’ve wanted to act. He was very nice to put me in his fashion film,” she says, referencing the short she did alongside Pharrell Williams. “And he knew I wanted to do music so he let me do that as well. He’s been nothing but supportive.”
There’s a lot to support. Up next on the release schedule for Delevingne are Tulip Fever, London Fields, Kids in Love, Pan, Suicide Squad and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
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