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Cara Delevingne says she “didn’t like the person” she was as a model

She has thrown herself into launching an acting career, but Cara Delevingne will still make the odd turn on the catwalk.

Model turned actress Cara Delevingne has said she “didn’t like what being a model was turning her into”.

The British star, 24, will soon be seen on the big screen starring in Luc Besson’s time-travelling blockbuster, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.

The film also stars Dane DeHaan and sees singing star Rihanna making a cameo.

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Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne (Ian West/PA Wire)

She has taken a step back from the catwalk to focus on her acting career, but insists she “isn’t out of it (modelling)”.

She told Radio Times magazine: “I didn’t like myself as a model. I didn’t like what I stood for. I didn’t like what it was turning me into. Not that I was focused about how I looked all the time, but it is kind of about that.

“That is not me at all – you speak to all my oldest best friends and they know I’m not a model. I do not give a shit about what I look like.”

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Despite focusing her attention on her acting career – her next project is with actors Cuba Gooding Jr and Jaden Smith in Mitja Okorn’s Life In A Year – she says she has more choice of the modelling projects she gets involved with now.

“It’s a nice little weight off my shoulders, to be honest. It’s nice,” she told Radio Times, adding: “I’m not out of it. I will still definitely do it.

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“Now when I model, I get to style my own shoots and decide who I work with. Now it’s become a creative outlet, instead of me being used as a pawn.”

:: Read the full interview in this week’s Radio Times magazine

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