Super talent Cara Delevingne celebrates her ‘Free Spirit’ status, styled by Helen Broadfoot in Alexander McQueen, Fendi, Prada, Valentino and more. Sonia Szóstak is behind the lens for Porter Edit Sept. 13, 2019
Interviews are always a party of two — the subject and the interviewer. If you read enough of them, it’s clear when the magnetic talent and empathetic vibe of the interviewer puts the subject and ease. Indeed Cara Delevingne sparkles, but the win goes to Jane Mulkerrins. Why? Because we had a major interview on the same subject a week ago, and it didn’t go half this well. No link — spare the publication.
Better stated — Cara Delevingne and Jane Mulkerrins are a heavenly match. Read on at Porter Edit.
By now we all know that Cara Delevingne is a rebel at heart. And today she dresses the part. Mulkerrins writes descriptively about the actor’s interview arrival:
Moments earlier, Delevingne had arrived on set, wearing Balenciaga sweatpants, heavy lace-up boots and a military overcoat – to Malibu State Creek Park, California, where it is 86F in the shade – and attacked her breakfast of frittata, bacon and potatoes with such gusto that she bit her lip, drawing blood. Now, in a mercifully air-conditioned mobile home, I’m doing my best to keep up with the 27-year-old as she skips, dervish-like, from topic to topic, a whirl of unfiltered, fast-talking, toe-tapping charm.
The actor is playing alongside Orlando Bloom in ‘Carnival Row’, this time a major role as Vignette Stonemoss. Delevingne has written openly about her sometimes roller-coaster emotions, and it seems that she had a moment in her audition for ‘Carnival Row’.
Note that Delevingne was diagnosed with dyspraxia as a teenager, A rare, developmental co-ordination disorder, the condition caused her related self-destruction and depression as a teenager. Cara’s mom Pandora, has struggled with bipolar disorder and addiction to heroin for most of her life.
“I don’t remember what happened, but at some point I just broke down. I find it quite hard to be vulnerable anyway, but I just kind of lost it,” she says. “I don’t know if it was anger or sadness or despair or grief, but something came flowing out of me. I’ve never got to that place before.” She pauses. “I just remember looking up and nobody was saying anything. I was like, ‘Oh God. F***.’ I was so worried everyone was going to be, like, ‘Well, that was embarrassing.’ Nightmare.”
Delevingne lets her feminist side rip, explaining how her character — an enigmatic, magical fairy — is inspiring and good beyond belief.
Ousted from their homeland, the fairies are oppressed and treated as freaks. In an early episode, a human forcibly binds Vignette’s wings to curtail her freedom. “It’s like what women were forced to go through,” cries Delevingne. “I had to wear a corset every day, and you lose your voice. I wonder, in the past, did men just sit round thinking, ‘What can we do? A muzzle? Is that a bit obvious? OK, we’ll just wrap something round their waists so they can’t breathe or speak.’”
Trust me — this is nothing like last week’s interview!!!
As usual, Cara resists talking about her sexuality, but she does anyway. Yes, she dishes a bit on Harvey Weinstein. And THEN, it’s over! Damn, that was way too short. We want a second episode.
Delevingne does leave us with a choice message. “What I said about making people unhappy, it’s more like ruffling people’s feathers,” she says about her opening intro interview remarks.
“People spend too much time combing their feathers. They’re meant to be ruffled.”
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