This week, a few local TV anchors caused a global stir while interviewing Cara Delevingne on Good Day Sacramento. We reported on the line of questioning they took while interviewing the aspiring actress and asked – would a man have been treated the same way? John Green, the writer of Paper Towns, the book that Delevingne’s new film is based on, has written a piece on Medium about the struggles that she faces as a young female actress and why a man may have been offered different treatment.
Green claims that isn’t the first time that she has been patronised on tour promoting the film. He writes about how Delevingne was asked whether she had even read the book: “Cara has read the book (multiple times), but the question is annoying — not least because her male costar, Nat Wolff, was almost always asked when he’d read the book, while Cara was almost always asked if she’d read it.”
Interestingly, John Green also writes about the commodification of the person to sell product and how artists are forced to give the same answers to the same questions over and over again when they are on tour promoting their work. Clearly, Delevingne was tired of being being forced into giving the same responses.
“Cara, however, refuses to stick to the script," writes Green. "She refuses to indulge lazy questions and refuses to turn herself into an automaton to get through long days of junketry. I don’t find that behavior entitled or haughty. I find it admirable. Cara Delevingne doesn’t exist to feed your narrative or your news feed — and that’s precisely why she’s so fucking interesting.” Read the whole piece – it’s great.