Cara Delevingne Had to Read a Scene from ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ for her ‘Suicide Squad’ Audition

Cara Delevingne Suicide Squad Audition

“More is known about my life than the lives of the characters I play. My plan is to reverse that” – Cara Delevingne

Though Cara Delevingne is far better known as a model than an actress at the moment, in her career she has already appeared in films as diverse as Paper Towns and Pan. The 23 year-old English actress will appear in the biggest role of her career in the upcoming supervillain movie Suicide Squad. Delevingne portrays the Enchantress, an evil pale-skinned sorceress. In a profile in W magazine,  Delevingne talks about the odd audition process for Suicide Squad and how she hopes audiences will become more interested in her characters than her personal life.

As both an actress and model, Delevingne is used to herself being in the spotlight more than her roles. However, she says of her acting career, “More is known about my life than the lives of the characters I play. My plan is to reverse that.”

The audition process for Suicide Squad was unique for Delevingne, to say the least. She reveals, “I met the director, David Ayer, at a hotel in London on a dark and stormy night. He didn’t tell me anything about the movie. Instead, he showed me pictures of these amazing, enlightened, powerful, but very evil women. He spoke to me about addiction and mental illness, which are things I find very, very interesting. The next time I met David was at his house in L.A. He asked me to read a scene from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? I love that play and had acted in it at school when I was 17, so I was excited. Somehow, when we were doing the scene, I became livid. I hadn’t felt rage like that in years. And then I got the part! There still wasn’t a script, but David asked me to go and try and find a forest and, if it was a full moon, get naked and walk through the woods with my feet in the mud, which I did. There wasn’t a full moon, but I howled like a wolf. It would have been really funny if someone had seen me.”

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