When it comes to Cara Delevingne, the model, actress, and musician got involved in a bit of a scandal this year when rumors started flying around about her being Amber Heard’s alleged ex-girlfriend, amidst the aftermath of the Depp v. Heard defamation trial. The two had to face the brunt of the Internet when they also got involved in allegations that mentioned a threesome involving billionaire Elon Musk, as stated by Johnny Depp’s former neighbour Josh Drew.
Back in 2015, much before being enwrapped in the scandalous rumors, assumptions, and allegations of this year, talking to Vogue, Delevingne revealed the beginning of her career, with an intriguing opinion to share.
Cara Delevingne’s Experiences Prior To Stardom
Before she became the ever-so-famous and charismatic actress the world knows her for, during her childhood and teenage years, Delevingne, owing to mental health issues and her dyspraxia, did not go through the brightest of experiences in life. In the cover story for vogue, in 2015, she revealed how at the age of fifteen, things rapidly began going downhill, especially when it concerned her mental wellbeing.
The actress herself said, “I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred,” At times, her overwhelming experiences would lead to self-harming habits, where she would slam her head against trees to – as said by Delevingne – “knock myself out.” It even got to a stage where the Paper Towns alum would scratch herself to the “point of bleeding.”
Despite seeking professional treatments several times, none much worked for the model. Her experiences were further vividly detailed:
“I thought that if I wanted to act, I’d need to finish school, but I got so I couldn’t wake up in the morning. The worst thing was that I knew I was a lucky girl, and the fact that you would rather be dead . . . you just feel so guilty for those feelings, and it’s this vicious circle.”
Despite the tremendous hardships of her life, Cara Delevingne decided to take a moving step forward into the realm of building a career, promising her parents of finding a feasible job. The actress dropped out. Delevingne was mere moments away from a life of stardom, owing to her being noticed by a modeling agency executive. However, the challenges in her life did not quite cease to exist, as the art of modeling seemed tougher than what it initially promised.
Delevingne Does Not Trust Straight Photographers
It was not an easy gig. Modeling required commitment and on her path to inevitable fame and success, Delevingne had to first work for an entire year before landing a paying job. Before her runway debut, she also had to go through several seasons of castings. While going through such arduous and painstaking moments of her career, Delevingne encountered further hurdles. She remembers it in the following way:
“The first time I walked into Burberry the woman just said, ‘Turn around, go away.’ And all the test shoots with the pervy men. Never trust a straight photographer at a test shoot.”
It can be substantiated that her experiences with the straight men on shoots were not pleasant endeavors. It was only in 2011 that the model was cast by Christopher Bailey in Burberry’s Spring Campaign. That was one such defining moment that set off Cara Delevingne’s journey. From there on, the model went on to dazzle the world with her charismatic charm and sybaritic glamour.
The moments within stardom were not easy, though. As is always the case with fame, it is bound to have its downsides. In her interview with Vogue, the actress recalled being treated like a machine with no control; having to do whatever she was told. In the middle, she was completely “addicted” to her work life. Later on, the model would decide to expand the area of her forte and delve into acting.
Her acting debut, although in a minor role, was marked by the film Anna Karenina. It was only in 2015 with Paper Towns that Cara Delevingne was wholeheartedly accepted by critics for her acting skills. The actress also saw her DC debut in Suicide Squad, playing the role of June Moone and Enchantress. From then, till now, Delevingne’s acting career has flourished with significant roles in both films and television shows.
With other significant projects lined up for the future, Delevingne seems to be enjoying the realm of her work at the moment — despite having been involved in the Amber Heard controversy back in June.
As for now, Cara Delevingne is said to be a part of the upcoming eco-thriller film, The Climb.