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