This Is The Advice Rihanna Gave Cara Delevingne
It turns out even stars experience rejection sometimes.
Cara Delevingne might be at the very tip-top of the modeling scene, but, as she reveals in a new WSJ profile, the process of breaking into acting was a bit challenging. While the supermodel has her first starring role in this summer’s Paper Towns (her first part was nonspeaking, in Anna Karenina) she didn’t have as good luck with the casting of a Beach Boys movie.
"I was heartbroken," she told WSJ of the film being scrapped. "With modeling, if someone else gets a job, I’m like, Yeah, of course, there are so many better models. But with acting, you grow such an attachment to each role." So she called up her bestie, Rihanna, for some sage words. "Everything happens for a reason. You are going to call me back up in a week or two, and you are going to say to me, 'You are right,'" Delevingne said the singer told her.
Of course, it was soon thereafter she got the role in Paper Towns, which was at the recommendation of a producer tied to the Beach Boys project, and she also has plum roles lined up afterward, including London Fields with Johnny Depp, Tulip Fever, and Suicide Squad, which she's filming now alongside Jared Leto and Will Smith.
Delevingne also revealed that, for her, modeling isn’t the most fulfilling profession. "I ended up feeling a bit empty," she told the magazine. "Fashion is just about what’s on the outside, and that’s it. There’s no searching, it’s just creating pretty things." The fashion-world favorite has apparently dreamed of acting and singing since she was 5 years old. "With acting, the last thing you do is try to look pretty," she said. "Modeling actually makes acting harder — it makes you so self-aware."
Additionally, "It’s horrible living in a world where I’ll get a call from someone saying, So-and-so says you were partying a lot and you were looking this way and you need to lose weight," says the Brit beauty, who claims she’s trying to avoid the cliche of model-slash-actress. "It makes me so angry. If you don’t want to hire me, don’t hire me."