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Cara Delevingne Thinks Male Directors Could Do a Better Job of Portraying Women

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As Cara Delevingne’s acting career blossoms, we get to hear more about what it’s like for the model to make the leap into acting. Cara has always been serious about her career in film and now that she’s already had tremendous success in the fashion world, she’s sharpening her focus and taking on Hollywood. 

Cara is only just starting to hit her stride as an actress, landing major roles in the upcoming Paper Towns, Suicide Squad and The Face of an Angel, which is making her discover just how difficult it is to be a young woman in Hollywood. Cara says that she’s had to fight the stereotypes placed upon her and the characters she plays by mostly male directors, who don’t know what it’s like to be a 20-something young woman.

“Every movie I’ve done I’ve had to fight for lines and fight for point of view,” she tells Time Out. “Usually it’s a male director, male producers. It’s all very much a man’s point of view. I speak up and say ‘Girls don’t do that.’ Or ‘That’s not something a girl would say in that situation.’ It’s about how men perceive women and it’s not accurate, and it annoys me! I don’t think people speak up enough. Even if I’m wrong, even if I get shut down, I know that I’ve done my part to get a woman’s voice out there. It’s important that when girls watch movies they’ve got strong female role models.”

Amen to that. Cara’s film Paper Towns is due to hit theaters July 24

[via Time Out]