Cara Delevingne speaks about suffering from depression and alienation in her teens in a very straightforward manner in a brand new interview. The model and actor were taken out of school when she was just 15 as she was suffering from major mental health issues. She said, “I hated myself for being depressed.”
The model and actor were taken out of school when she was just 15 as she was suffering from major mental health issues. She said,
“I hated myself for being depressed. I didn’t understand what was happening apart from the fact that I didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
In a striking reversal of fate of Ms. Delevingne being brought to fame as the face of brands like Burberry, Chanel, and H&M, the starlet said she has struggled with her self-esteem for quite some time while she was at school.
“I didn’t have boobs or start my period till very late. And that whole thing of being called frigid, and being flat-chested… I felt alienated and alone. Teenagers can be very very cruel. I wasn’t into the same things that all my popular friends were.”
The 25-year-old has painted a picture of herself as a misunderstood child, who was more often than not was easily mistaken for a being a boy as she sported short hair and not quite fashionably forward closet.
“It wasn’t like I was an alien, but I definitely knew there was something weird going on.”
This model turned actor has taken a break from modelling to properly pay attention to her acting career. Recently starring in Paper Towns, the John Green‘s novel of the same name and the movie Suicide Squad, which was the screen version of a DC comic series.
Cara has also penned her first book, Mirror, Mirror, which draws heavily on her own experiences as a lonely, alienated teenager. The novel for young adults will be released coming October which follows the story of four characters and the difficult adolescent lives they live.
Talking about how her future looks like, the model talks about her ambitions involving children and then settling down and learning to drive.
“I want to have a farm, live on a beach… I want kids – I know I’m going to have kids. I can’t wait to have that love.”