Cara Delevingne talks about her role in Suicide Squad
From being open about her sexual preferences and her love affair with American singer-songwriter Annie Clark to being featured in Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video, 23-year-old Cara Delevingne is the talk of the town. The striking cover girl for British Vogue’s September issue, is all set to hit the screens with her role in the most awaited superhero movies of this year. The fashion model plays an archaeologist who gets possessed by an evil force turning her into a sorceress in Suicide Squad. Delevingne shares screen space with an envious ensemble cast including Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. Here, she talks to us about her character in the film, her thoughts on the movie and memorable moments on sets.
What was your reaction when writer/director David Ayer first approached you about the role?
I first met David two years ago, long before the script was written. It was David himself who drew me to the project. I think it was more the fantasy of it because from the moment he told me about the Enchantress and the ethereal world she was part of, I was in.
Can you talk about your accent in the film?
Dr June Moone is American, but I felt that the Enchantress is English. She’s been on this planet for many, many years and America is obviously a newer country. I imagine that since she’s older, she’d be speaking Latin or something like that, but an English accent was probably more realistic (laughs).
Was there a moment during production that was particularly memorable for you?
The first day was fun and memorable – I had to fall like 10 or 20 feet down a cave chute. My favourite scene was probably when I first meet myself, in essence – when June first meets the Enchantress. I acted out the two different parts on two separate days for the scene when the characters meet each other face-to-face.
Tell us more about your chemistry with your co-stars?
Yeah, we always made jokes. I think David really picked, let’s just say, a group of dysfunctional reprobates. When we’re together, we just turn into naughty school kids. We all sit at the back of the bus, chanting and singing loudly and obnoxiously.
Did you need to train for the physical aspects of the role?
I think, mentally, for all of us, the physical training was one thing that really helped us join together as a group. I didn’t do quite as much training as the others – my character is a witch, so she doesn’t necessarily fight. I did a bit of fight training anyway, just for fun. Everyone trained in martial arts and I did get my yellow belt.
Suicide Squad is about a bunch of homicidal maniacs having a really good time. Basically. It was a blast — JARED LETO (Joker) on The Ellen Degeneres Show David Ayer said this is not a movie of good versus evil, it’s a movie of bad versus evil. There is an interesting question at the core of it, is there a point at which you do so much bad stuff that you are unredeemable? (sic) — Will Smith (Deadshot) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Suicide Squad releases today.
— Team Indulge