John Green, Cara Delevingne on that awkward TV interview
MANILA, Philippines – A few days after Cara Delevingne's disastrous interview on Good Day Sacramento for the film adaptation of the book Paper Towns, the book's author John Green took to social media to defend Cara. He tweeted a post he wrote on Medium discussing the interview on July 31.
In the July 28 interview, Cara was called "Carla " by the morning show hosts and was asked if she actually read the book that the movie was based on. Cara was also asked if she could relate to her character, Margo, to which she replied jokingly, "No, I actually hate her." After a series of sarcastic answers from Cara, one of the show's co-hosts later cut the interview short by suggesting that Cara, who explained she was tired from an emotional Paper Towns premiere the night before, take a nap.
Cara took to Twitter to explain her side of things. She also retweeted actor Zach Braff, who said, "it's condescending to ask an actress if she's read the book."
Some people just don't understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) July 29, 2015
@Caradelevingne or how it's condescending to ask an actress if she's read the book.— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 29, 2015
John explained in his Medium post that it was unfair of the hosts to ask Cara if she's read the book. "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," he wrote in the post.
John added that many interview responses become rote after they've been asked the same questions again and again. "The rote responses are true – the cast really was like a family; we really are all still friends – but in the repetition, the answers start to feel less and less honest," he wrote.
But Cara, he said, doesn't usually stick to the tried and tested responses – something he said he admires about her. "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–cking interesting," he wrote.
Here's Cara's reaction:
@Caradelevingne That was me! <3— John Green (@johngreen) July 30, 2015
What do you think about Cara's interview? Tell us in the comments below! – Rappler.com