‘I ended up feeling a bit empty... There's no searching, it's just creating pretty things.’
Cara Delevingne, one of the world's most successful models, has offered an illuminating insight into her feelings on fashion, revealing that she's never felt totally comfortable in the industry. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Delevingne said: "I ended up feeling a bit empty. Fashion is about what’s on the outside, and that’s it. There’s no searching, it’s just creating pretty things.”
She also hit out at people who called her up to criticise her partying habits or her appearance. “It’s horrible living in a world where I’ll get a call from someone saying,‘so-and-so says you were partying a lot and you were looking this way and you need to lose weight’,” she said. “It makes me so angry. If you don’t want to hire me, don’t hire me.”
Delevingne appears to be edging her way out of fashion and into film, having recently landed a lead role in Paper Towns, a screen adaptation of John Green's bestselling novel. She did suffer rejection recently, when she discovered that she'd been rejected for a role in a Beach Boys film that in the end didn't get made. Who offered a shoulder to cry on? Rihanna.
We've all had setbacks in our lives, times when we've stared into the abyss and wondered how much longer we can really go on (every morning 9am), but not many of us can say that it was Rihanna who coached us through the tough times. Of course, if you're Cara Delevingne you mix in more elite circles than the squares I'm trapped in.
Delevingne revealed that she was “heartbroken” at not getting the part. “With modeling, if someone else gets a job, I’m like, Yeah, of course, there are so many better models,” she said. “But with acting, you grow such an attachment to each role.” After learning of her rejection, Delevingne called Rihanna, who comforted her through the tough times. “Everything happens for a reason,” said Life Coach RiRi. “You are going to call me back up in a week or two, and you are going to say to me, ‘You are right.’”
Soon afterwards, Delevingne landed the role in Paper Towns, thus affirming Rihanna's position on this earth as a spirit guide slash globally successful popstar.
UPDATE: Micheal Sucsy, the director of the Beach Boys film All Summer Long, contacted Dazed to tell us that Delevingne did get the role, but the studio just shelved the project. "Cara wasn't rejected for All Summer Long – quite the opposite," he told us. "She gave an impressive audition and won the role. Unfortunately, the studio didn't pull the trigger on the film."
Looks like Rihanna may have done all that life coaching for nothing.