Cara Delevingne on "Suicide Squad," Justin Timberlake, and Her Childhood Obsession With Death

Cara Delevingne thinks Justin Timberlake is the best *NSYNC member and movie sex scenes are awkward. In this candid and wide-ranging interview, she explains her dark childhood memories and how she got her "Suicide Squad" role.

Released on 5/18/2016

Transcript

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Eminem, Justin Timberlake, NSYNC,
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no, no I only liked Justin, sorry guys.
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I'm so sorry, that's horrible.
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And the Spice Girls.
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I was gonna say the other people
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I dressed up as were the Spice Girls.
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I went through different stages.
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I was Baby first, then I was Sporty,
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and then I was Ginger.
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They were, like, the only girls that
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I kind of, like, dressed up as.
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I was dressed up a lot of the time,
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when I was a kid.
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It was always men.
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Cause I just didn't feel like there were many, like,
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strong superhero-type, like, women.
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Apart from, like, Wonder Woman.
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Which, you know, which is good but
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I don't want to be a five year old
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running around in, like, a bikini.
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Did I audition for Suicide Squad?
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Oh I'm in America, shit, sorry.
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Did I audition for Suicide Squad, yes I did?
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I met David,
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in, on a dark and stormy night.
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In a hotel in London.
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He was so mysterious, didn't tell me anything about the
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movie, just kind of described this character to me.
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This kind of, crazy, witch-like force.
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And just kind of spoke to me about different things
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like addiction and mental illness.
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Which are things that I find very, very interesting indeed.
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And then, I got the movie and it was
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really, really crazy.
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When I was going to the countryside
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he asked me to try and find a forest and if it was
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a full moon to get naked and walk through
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the forest with my feet in the mud.
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I howled like a wolf.
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I was really, now when I think back on it,
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it would have been really funny if
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someone had seen me.
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Like a sexual love scene?
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I find, I find sex scenes in movies so ridiculous.
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Because who has sex like that?
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I don't know if it was my favorite sex scene,
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but it was definitely, I think the movie
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captured and and the lead up to that sex scene
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was so amazing with Carol.
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The, the, like, awkward reading into every movement,
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and look, and gaze, and touch,
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and overthinking every aspect of it.
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Just the whole thing made me want
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to have a panic attack.
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(woman laughs)
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It was wonderful.
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My earliest memory.
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Okay, I have two.
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One of them, one of them is
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when they're both about cut...
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Oh my God, that's hard.
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They're both about cutting myself.
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That sounds so dark.
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I really didn't mean it like that.
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Used to watch my dad shaving.
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And I used to find it really facinating.
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So I used to always, like, go
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after he'd left the bathroom.
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Go and cover my face in shaving foam
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and with the end of, like, a moisturizer
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bottle, it's gotten a really hard edge.
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I would pretend to shave.
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Then one time I got his razor
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and I ran it along the bottom of my finger.
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And just cut my finger off.
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And then the other time,
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what are those things called, those knives
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that you push up, jackknife?
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I was watching the Flintstones and I
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was playing with the jackknife
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and I pulled the jackknife the other way.
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Instead of pushing it up,
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I pulled it down into my hand.
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Why are these the memories that I have?
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(laughs)
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I'm really concerned.
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I was really obsessed with death as a child,
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and blood and things so maybe that's why.