Cara Delevingne finds it “so cool” that young girls have a new lot of female superheroes to look up to. The 24-year-old model-and-actress – who plays supervillain Enchantress in Suicide Squad – spent her younger years dressing up as male superheroes and is glad today’s youth has the chance to dress up as women too.
She told the Daily Express newspaper: “It’s so cool. For me as a child I grew up dressing up as all these superheroes, but they were always men.
“Now I see girls dressing up as us. It’s so nice. I always think that what happens in the movie industry is reflective of what’s going on in the real world.”
Cara previously admitted she feels it is important to tell the stories of women superheroes.
She said: “I always remember seeing the kind of comic book movies where women are the love interest or just a sidekick.
“Of course, there are still more male characters but all the women are on a par with them, and they have the best lines. Especially with Wonder Woman coming out next year, it’s important to find and tell women’s stories in this superhero world, because the films are just so popular with audiences.”
However, the blonde beauty admits getting prepared for the role of Enchantress wasn’t easy.
She explained: “I tried to imagine the darkest s**t for a long time, like seeing people crumble and their skin melt in front of me or making people implode and trying to use my imagination in dark ways. I remember seeing a guy behind a bar cutting up a cucumber then seeing him cut all the way up his hand and I thought, ‘I’m losing my f***ing mind! Is this going to stick? Am I going to have to be sent in and locked away?
“I don’t like being by myself anyway but it was more scary when I was acting out the role. I didn’t like going home and being alone with these thoughts. When I was in the outfit, I was far more demonic than I’m shown on screen, my character definitely felt evil and living in that was very emotional. I studied addiction, desperation, that void. It was draining, desperate, exhilarating and maddening.”
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