Model du jour Cara Delevingne has said she “dreams” about punching one of the many photographers that capture her every move on camera.
The 21-year-old face of Burberry, who this week makes her TV acting debut in Timeless, part of Sky Arts’ Playhouse Presents series, told The Guardian that she fantasises about delivering a hook to a member of the paparazzi.
“I'd love to, I really would, I'd be so happy, I dream about it at night,” she said.
And despite her penchant for posting numerous images of herself cross-eyed and gurning on social media, Delevingne said she finds the intrusion into her private life “kind of scary”.
“It's a different kind of fandom now, it's like they're obsessed. They find one person they obsess over and they follow them – they have to know everything about their lives, because you have that access, Instagram and Twitter, you can literally be a part of their lives.
“So they get one person and that's it. It's really changed things. It's kind of scary really.”
Delevingne, who stars alongside Sylvia Syms, a film veteran of more than 50 years, in Timeless, said that she only took up modelling so that she could pay for drama school - and she is keen to prove herself as an actress.
“I knew I was going to have to fight really hard to do it, because I had to prove myself. Most people have that stigma: she's a model, can't act, we don't want you in our movie.”
But it's not the end of the world if her latest venture doesn’t work out Delevingne also has plans to pursue a career as a pop star. Having previously worked with music mogul Simon Fuller, she said: “If I've made a fair bit of money or whatever, I can stop and I'll do music. I will cut six months out of the year to make an album.”