Cara: I can't believe I'm a film star
Cara Delevingne feels like a very “lucky girl” now she’s being acknowledged as a movie star.
The 23-year-old star started her career in fashion but is now leaving modelling behind to appear in films like Pan and Paper Towns.
At the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday Paper Towns picked up Choice Summer Movie, while Cara won Choice Movie Breakout Star and Choice Summer Movie Female Star.
“Thank you so much for my teen choice awards!!!! What a lucky girl I am. I couldn't have done it without you guys and without @papertownsmovie #choicemoviebreakoutstar #choicesummermovie #choicesummermoviestarfemale (sic),” she wrote in an Instagram post.
Her grateful message comes shortly after a candid interview with British newspaper The Times, in which she discussed why she wanted to stop modelling. She exposed the dark side of the job, revealing she had dealt with body confidence issues and sexual harassment.
“It didn’t make me grow at all as a human being,” she told the publication. “And I kind of forgot how young I was. I felt so old.
“I was, like, fight and flight for months. Just constantly on edge. It is a mental thing as well because if you hate yourself and your body and the way you look, it just gets worse and worse.”
Addressing the issue of harassment, she added: “I am a bit of a feminist and it makes me feel sick. It’s horrible and it’s disgusting. You start when you are really young and you get subjected to... not great stuff.”