‘Paper Towns’ Delevingne on ‘joy ride’ from modelling to Hollywood
Cara Delevingne wants you to know she didn’t strut directly from the fashion runway onto Hollywood movie sets.
The British model wasn’t hand-picked by studio executives for her lead role in “Paper Towns,” which opened this past weekend. She won the part after an audition process that included 100 other actresses.
“Cara killed it in the chemistry read. We all knew as soon as she walked in,” co-star Nat Wolff said in a recent interview.
“I killed all the other actresses that went up for the role,” Delevingne joked, laughing alongside Wolff.
The 22-year-old may no longer need to be quite so aggressive in Hollywood. She appears in four more films expected to be released this year, including “Pan.”
“The whole thing has been a joy ride. This is my dream so I’m kind of following it now,” she said. “I don’t feel like I’m stopping modeling. It’s just definitely slowing down and so I’m just happy to be doing this.”
In “Paper Towns,” adapted from John Green’s popular young adult novel, Delevingne plays the enigmatic Margo, who wrangles Wolff ’s character into an allnight adventure, then disappears.