These days, if an actress can get a modeling career, a model can just as easily find herself on the big screen. Model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne covers WSJ Magazine’s June 2015 issue and, in an interview with Deputy Editor Elisa Lipsky-Karasz, discusses her transition from runway to film. As someone who watched Delevingne from the beginning of her career up until now, aside from that one time rumors circulated about an alleged cat fight with pop princess Rihanna, I believe there is a definite case to be made in regards to Delevingne being the most chill female millennial in the industry.
It’s no surprise Cara Delevingne has racked up 11.8 million followers on Instagram and 2.67 million on Twitter. Our generation connects with celebs a la social media, and when an actress, singer, or model uses their fame to spread positivity, it draws us in. Not only is she positive, but she’s a twenty-two year old living and loving in this crazy world of ours and acts her age, not her fame.
So what if she poses for labels like Chanel, Fendi, Topshop, and Mulberry? That’s her job. So she hangs out with Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner. Those are her friends. Delevingne may be famous, but she lives a humble life, which is all the more reason to admire her.
Having only begun her big-screen acting career in 2015 and racking up a total of seven roles since, you have to give it to the girl — when she wants something, she goes for it. She may be marketed as Kate Moss’s successor, but she’s got a little of Meryl Streep in her as well. Starring as a teen runaway in John Green’s film adaptation of Paper Towns, a fantastical mermaid in Pan, and an evil-gone-good villain in Suicide Squad, performer Pharrell is on point when he describes Delevingne as a “natural — she jumps into whatever character she is supposed to be.”
Yet another example of how your passions can take you to great heights.
Delevingne is more than a model and more than an actress. She is more than a woman and more than her age. She is a ball of passion and determination. She is a role model for men and women alike. This is definitely a woman you'll want to keep your eye on, because she's not going anywhere anytime soon. I cannot wait to see where her career takes her.
"I want to prove that you can be anything you want to be," she says in her WSJ profile, and it seems she's already doing just that.