John Green Comes To Cara Delevingne's Defense After Awkward Interview
Earlier this week, Cara Delevingne appeared on “Good Day Sacramento” where she partook in what was probably the most awkward interview of all time.
In fact, things got so bad while she was promoting her new movie, "Paper Towns," the interview ended abruptly, and after she left, one of the hosts said,
You make $5 million for six weeks worth of work, you can pretend to talk to 'Good Day Sacramento' with some UMPH!
Delevingne defended her behavior via Twitter.
Some people just don't understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour — Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) July 29, 2015
On Thursday, the "Paper Towns" author, John Green, showed his support for the actress in an essay he wrote for Medium.
In particular, he was disheartened by the sexism associated with questions regarding whether or not she read the book the movie was based on.
In the essay, Green wrote,
Cara has read the book (multiple times), but the question is annoying — not least because her male co-star, Nat Wolff, was almost always asked when he'd read the book, while Cara was almost always asked if she'd read it.
He also touched on the nature of press tours and how they essentially market humans in order to benefit ticket sales, regardless of whether or not the actor or actress fits the needed description.
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 your self.
While Green claimed he “just sort of gave up” on being his own person in interviews and prefers to "stick to the script," he said Delevingne does the opposite.
[Cara] 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*cking interesting.
Delevingne tweeted an excerpt from this essay before she even knew it was Green who wrote the kind words about her.
Whoever said this! Thank you so much! pic.twitter.com/PyshC8DqNG — Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) July 30, 2015
Later, Green told her he wrote the essay.
@Caradelevingne That was me! <3 — John Green (@johngreen) July 30, 2015
Obviously appreciative, Delevingne responded to Green.
@johngreen thank you so much john!! I just read the article and it made me want to cry! You are so special!! I am so happy I know you x — Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) July 30, 2015
Then, Delevingne took to Twitter again to respond to the critics of her interview.
I work really really hard and love what I do, I don't feel like I need to apologize for being human #sorrynotsorry — Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) July 30, 2015
Cheers to being your own person and not letting people misrepresent you!