Cara Delevingne is the cover star of the May issue of V Magazine. The actress is splitting duties with her “Valerian” co-star Dane DeHaan in a sci-fi inspired photo shoot while the duo discusses the movies. In a preview of the feature, V shared some quotes from Cara about the demanding audition process and wanting to do her own stunts.
“When I hear that there’s an option that I can do it instead of a stunt person, I’m always like, ‘Please let me do it! Throw me off the building, I like that,’” she shares. Her on-set fervor for stunt work made her a natural fit for a project she knew nothing about when she was first contacted by director Luc Besson. According to Cara, she had no idea what she was getting herself into.
“I didn’t know we were meeting about this movie,” she explains. “Even my agents didn’t know it was for this, and it was clear this was a top-secret project.” Cara and Luc grabbed a bit to eat and she remembers, “It was clear he’d been trying to do this for so long and it was a passion project.” Dane backed her up on that, saying the film will be “purely Luc’s vision,” not “a movie made by a committee” like “Spider-Man.”
In order to be a part of that vision, Cara had to work really hard in her audition. She shared what the process was like, saying: “I had to prove myself, but not in a typical audition setting. Luc would say stuff like, ‘Make up a story in your head and describe it to me using no real words, just physicality and random sounds you make up.’ Or, ‘Think of an animal and act it out and I have to guess what animal it is.'”
Any guess on which animal Cara might’ve picked?
Check out both of Cara’s new covers with Dane below. Read more from the upcoming cover story here.
(Photo credit: Cara Delevingne Instagram account)