Cara Delevingne: ‘Modelling had a negative impact on my acting’

Cara Delevingne’s modelling career had a detrimental effect on her acting because she kept “trying to look hot” in scenes. The 27-year-old became known for walking the runway and fronting advertising campaigns for fashion brands like Chanel before she…

Cara Delevingne’s modelling career had a detrimental effect on her acting because she kept “trying to look hot” in scenes.

The 27-year-old became known for walking the runway and fronting advertising campaigns for fashion brands like Chanel before she made her acting debut in 2012’s Anna Karenina, in which she played minor character Princess Sorokina.

But in a new interview with Elle U.K. magazine, Cara admitted the lessons she learned during her modelling career had a detrimental effect on her acting, because the film’s director Joe Wright kept having to remind her to be natural and in the moment.

“Honestly, fashion really f**ked me when it came to acting. When I did my first film – Anna Karenina, which I didn’t have a speaking part in – every time I was on screen, the director would come up to me and say, ‘Cara, you’re modelling again. Stop trying to look pretty,'” she recalled. “I was an extra with 60 other people on screen at the time. I was like, ‘But what do you mean?’ And he’d tell me, ‘You’re not in the moment, you’re just trying to look hot.’ I never thought I did that. Modelling makes you know where the camera is at all times, and you have to forget that when you’re acting.”

Cara has since appeared in films such as Paper Towns, Suicide Squad, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and is currently starring in TV series Carnival Row.

She stepped away from modelling because of her mental health and shared during the interview that, at one stage, the only thing she liked about herself was seeing billboards of her “looking pretty” in campaigns.

“Modelling fuelled this thing where pictures of me looking pretty were the only things I liked about myself,” the actress candidly admitted. “Take that away, and take the billboards away, and there was nothing left. It’s not that I thought I was pretty – the person on the billboard was pretty. It became a f**ked-up way to look at the world.”

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Amy Adams’s The Woman in the Window pushed back to 2020

Amy Adams’s upcoming movie The Woman in the Window has been pushed back to 2020 so it can be reworked after test screenings flagged problems. The thriller, starring Adams as an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a crime, was set to hit cinem…

Amy Adams’s upcoming movie The Woman in the Window has been pushed back to 2020 so it can be reworked after test screenings flagged problems.

The thriller, starring Adams as an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a crime, was set to hit cinemas on 4 October, but it has now been switched to an unknown date in 2020 so it can undergo reshoots.

According to editors at The Hollywood Reporter, Disney executives, who obtained the feature when they acquired the Fox film empire in March, have opted to remove it from their 2019 slate so they can rework the picture after early test screenings showed that the narrative confused audiences.

“We’re dealing with a complex novel,” said Fox 2000 president Elizabeth Gabler, who is departing the studio imminently but will remain as a consultant on the film for Disney until its release. “We tested the movie really early for that very reason. We wanted to make it better, and we’ve had Disney’s full support in doing that.”

Director Joe Wright, known for films such as Darkest Hour and Atonement, is reportedly planning to do five days of reshoots in August, once Adams wraps filming on Ron Howard’s Netflix movie Hillbilly Elegy.

The Woman in the Window, based on the best-selling 2018 novel by A.J. Finn, also stars Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie and Brian Tyree Henry, and was adapted for the screen by playwright Tracy Letts.

The mystery will be the last film released by Fox 2000 before Disney shutters the division, and there will now be a significant gap between it and Fox 2000’s penultimate film, The Art of Racing in the Rain, which is due for release in August.

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Gary Oldman cast in Amy Adams’ The Woman in the Window

Gary Oldman is joining Amy Adams in mystery drama The Woman in the Window.The British actor’s involvement in the film will reunite him with Darkest Hour director Joe Wright, the film which earned Gary his first Best Actor Academy Award at the ceremony …

Gary Oldman is joining Amy Adams in mystery drama The Woman in the Window.

The British actor’s involvement in the film will reunite him with Darkest Hour director Joe Wright, the film which earned Gary his first Best Actor Academy Award at the ceremony earlier this year (18). In the adaption of the novel of the same name by A.J. Finn, Amy plays a child psychologist with severe agoraphobia, a disorder characterised by symptoms of anxiety in situations where the person perceives their environment to be unsafe. As a result, she hasn’t left her house in months, but her life takes an unexpected turn when she witnesses a horrible crime involving a new neighbouring family. Gary, 60, will play the father of the mysterious family in question, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

22 Jump Street star Wyatt Russell has also been tapped for the feature, while Julianne Moore is rumoured to be joining the cast as well.

Scott Rudin, who has produced critically acclaimed films including No Country for Old Men, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Lady Bird – and is also a recipient of the coveted EGOT honour – is producing the picture. He will be joined by fellow Lady Bird producer Eli Bush, while writer Tracy Letts – who also played Larry McPherson in Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed movie – is penning the script.

Gary recently played the title character in Federico D’Alessandro’s sci-fi thriller Tau, which is now available on Netflix, and will return to cinema screens later this year alongside Gerard Butler and rapper Common in Hunter Killer, currently scheduled for an October release.

Meanwhile, Amy is currently starring in television series Sharp Objects and will also be reprising her role as Giselle in Enchanted sequel, Disenchanted.

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Gary Oldman keen to take on comedic role

Best Actor Oscar winner Gary Oldman is looking to shake off his dramatic side and star in a big screen comedy.The actor is widely known for his serious roles, including a star turn as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, which won him the …

Best Actor Oscar winner Gary Oldman is looking to shake off his dramatic side and star in a big screen comedy.

The actor is widely known for his serious roles, including a star turn as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour, which won him the golden statue at Sunday night’s (04Mar18) Academy Awards.

While he’s flirted with funny roles in the past, including in straight-to-DVD comedy Tiptoes in 2003, Gary says he’s now ready to take the lead in a fun film.

“I would love to do a comedy, but no one in Hollywood thinks about me in that way,” he told The Sun. “In this town, people need to see you do it before they go, ‘Oh yeah, he can do it’. I did a comedy film once, but it was one of those that never got released, but I thought, ‘Here is my moment’.”

The 59-year-old also thinks his turn as Dracula in 1992’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula shows that he can handle hammier roles.

“You only have to look at Dracula really to know that I can possibly do comedy,” he said. “It was kitsch. But you have to show them and they have to see it. If you dance and sing they go, ‘Oh my God. I never knew he could dance and sing’. If you are funny they go, ‘I never knew he could be funny’.

“When I first started working in the theatre you were in musicals, comedies and dramas. It is sort of an accepted thing that you could do all those things.”

Gary can next be seen in horror movie Mary and action thriller Hunter Thriller.

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