It's no secret that Cara loves to act - it's her favourite interview topic. Now we get to have a look at her debut film role as the trailer for the 30-minute Sky Arts' Playhouse Presents drama Timeless has landed. Her co-star Sylvia Sims compared her to Audrey Hepburn as she said to the Evening Standard: "She is real and an absolute joy to work with. I was told I was going to work with a model and I had never heard of her but I literally fell in love with her on the first day. The other girl I loved was Audrey Hepburn." Can't wait to see the rest? It airs on Sky Arts on June 19th.
Cara Delevingne's IMBD page is littered with 'post-production' work, but over the next few months we're finally going to see Cara Delevingne: The Actress. You might remember that Cara is making her TV debut in drama Timeless with Sylvia Syms, commissioned by Sky Arts as part of their Playhouse Presents series and although it's not airing for another two months, we have a first look at her excellent 'crying face'.
Yes, stills from her TV debut have landed and it looks like Cara could take on Claire Danes in the sobbing stakes. The 21-year-old plays a young woman, Chloe, whose fiance is serving in Afghanistan, and it follows her relationship with her great grandmother Alice. The show will air on Sky Arts, as part of a series of dramas for Playhouse and she joins an impressive list of actors who are in the series, including Jo Brand, Ben Whishaw and even Chandler Matthew Perry!
'Thank you skyarts and everyone involved in making Timeless,' Cara trilled on her Instagram account yesterday along with photos of her acting alongside Sylvia Syms. 'I am so lucky to have worked with this woman and be able to call her my friend, she has taught me so much!'
Delevingne's co-star Sylvia Syms was certainly impressed by Cara as she compared her to Audrey Hepburn. Sylvia told the Evening Standard: "I worked years ago with a beautiful girl who became very famous. This child here has the same quality which is known as not acting for the camera. She is real and an absolute joy to work with. I was told I was going to work with a model and I had never heard of her but I literally fell in love with her on the first day. The other girl I loved was Audrey Hepburn."
But there's one thing the model won't do. Cara claims she's been offered numerous parts in films but has rejected the scripts as they require her to strip down to her birthday suit. 'I've had lots of film offers where I have to get naked. But I do have morals - and I want to keep them,' she said. Despite taking the catwalks by storm, she confirms that acting is her first love. 'The first time I went on stage, I just wanted to be an entertainer, a performer. It's all I wanted - so doing this show is like living a dream. I prefer acting to modelling, although that's where I started and I'll never turn my back on it. I thank it for everything I've done.'
Cara also admitted that she pursued a career in acting before she started modelling for brands such as Burberry and Chanel, but wasn't thick-skinned enough to handle being turned down. 'I started auditioning for movies before I started modelling but I couldn't deal with the rejection. When I got turned down for something it would take me weeks to get over it. Now I still care but it's less of a hit.'
Over the past year Cara's acting career has ramped up a notch or two. She is starring alongside Amber Heard, Jim Sturgess and Billy Bob Thornton in the film adaptation of London Fields by Martin Amis. She has also appeared in Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley and British flick Kids in Love. Plus Cara is playing Melanie, a central character, in director Michael Winterbottom’s The Face Of An Angel. Does this mean we'll be seeing less of Model Delevingne? Only time will tell...
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