Cara Delevingne doesn't enjoy watching herself on-screen

22nd Apr 17 | Entertainment News

Cara Delevingne auditioned for a role in the Alice in Wonderland reboot.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne wants to get into directing because she doesn't like watching herself on-screen.

The British supermodel made her movie debut with a small role in 2012 drama Anna Karenina before making the transition to leading lady parts in films such as Paper Towns and Suicide Squad, and her star is set to rise further thanks to an upcoming starring role in sci-fi Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

While the 24-year-old is happy to finally be forging an acting career, something she's "always wanted to do", she struggles to watch herself back and will probably move behind the camera in the future.

"Seeing myself in a movie is still something I find hard to accept," she told OK! magazine. "It doesn't sit very easy with me. I can't connect with my own body, watching myself. I get very nervous and apprehensive watching myself in movies. It's probably why I want to go into directing."

She added that her dream of directing won't be fulfilled any time soon as she is still learning about how film sets work.

In the upcoming sci-fi film Cara plays Laureline, a special operative who teams up with Dane DeHaan's Valerian to stop a dark mysterious force from threatening the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets.

She called the superhero role "childhood dream fulfilment" and said working with director Luc Besson was a life-changing experience.

"To see the world as he sees it has changed how I look at everything around me," she said. "I climbed into Luc's head and clambered out a more enlightened, enriched person; it's changed me as a person."

She added The Fifth Element moviemaker has such a distinct style and vision, just like Tim Burton, who she desperately wanted to work with on his 2010 Alice in Wonderland reboot.

"I was disappointed that I didn't get it. I was 16, that was one of my first big auditions and I was so sure it was right for me," she confessed. "I thought I was made for Alice, but evidently I wasn't. It was a hard lesson but it sort of propelled me towards what I'm doing now."

The role eventually went to Australian actress Mia Wasikowska.

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