Cara Delevingne is reportedly among the celebrities targeted in the third release of hacked private images
Cara Delevingne is reportedly among the celebrities targeted in the third release of hacked private images

Cara Delevingne pursues acting career because fashion left her feeling 'empty'

The 22-year-old supermodel reveals why she sacrificed her initial ambitions and tried modelling instead

Linda Sharkey
Tuesday 26 May 2015 13:42
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Cara Delevingne has made the tricky leap from the world of fashion to movies, with some critically acclaimed roles under her belt including The Face of Angel, Paper Towns, and forthcoming Suicide Squad and Peter Pan remake.

However, the 22-year-old British supermodel has said she really doesn’t want to become just a “cliché”.

“I don’t want to be that cliché – model-slash-actress,” she told the Wall Street Journal (as she covers its magazine’s June issue).

Cara Delevingne and Natt Wolff in Paper Towns

She explained initially having ambitions in the movie world before pursuing a modelling career. “I basically gave up on acting because trying to get an agent was impossible. Everyone said, ‘You’re just a model’. Once I had my mindset that I was going to do this modelling thing, I really wanted to beat it, if that makes sense? Win it.”

She certainly has won the fashion industry by gracing countless editorials, campaigns and runways – for both, designer and high-street brands. But, all this success didn’t seem to have fulfilled Delevingne’s dreams.

“I ended up feeling a bit empty. Fashion is about what’s on the outside, and that’s it.”

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Delevingne’s current agents, William Morris Endeavour, signed her last year and has since landed her a number of acting jobs.

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