Earlier this week, Cara Delevingne became the center of a media frenzy after her painfully awkward Paper Towns interview with Good Day Sacramento went viral!
After the model-turned-actress answered a few condescending questions with a bit of British sarcasm, the news anchors said she seemed "irritated" and told her to take a nap!
Opinions are divided on whether the anchors or Delevingne was the rude party in the interview, but Paper Towns author John Green is coming to the defense of his leading lady!
[ Video: Cara Delevingne's Awkward Interview Has A View Co-Host Saying She Was Acting Like A 'B*tch'! ]
The author first brought up the 22-year-old's sardonic response that she "never read the book, or the script actually" when asked if she read the novel. Green wrote in a blog post:
"I spent more than a month with her on tour in Europe and the U.S., and I watched as again and again, she was asked this question. Cara has read the book (multiple times), but the question is annoying — not least because her male costar, Nat Wolff, was almost always asked when he'd read the book, while Cara was almost always asked if she'd read it."
Green also brought up on how monotonous and grueling a press junket can be, as the stars are asked the same mundane questions over and over again, continuing:
"Look, these are obviously the first worldiest of first world problems, but the whole process of commodifying personhood to sell movie tickets is inherently dehumanizing. The TV people want some part of you, and in exchange for it, they will put the name of your movie on TV. But in that process, you do lose something of yourself."
He then pointed out that when doing a press junket, the talent tends to develop "rote" responses that start to feel like rehearsed lines over answering questions, but notes that Delevingne is a rare exception, writing:
"Cara, however, refuses to stick to the script. She refuses to indulge lazy questions and refuses to turn herself into an automaton to get through long days of junketry. I don't find that behavior entitled or haughty. I find it admirable. Cara Delevingne doesn't exist to feed your narrative or your news feed — and that's precisely why she's so f***ing interesting."
We hope the author's words give people better context of the situation before they put the starlet on blast for having what they think is a cranky attitude! What do YOU think?
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