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Everyone’s Talking About the Horrible Cara Delevingne Interview; Here’s What Delevingne — and Others — Had to Say About It

Jul 29, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A “trainwreck” of a TV interview with model-turned actress Cara Delevingne by news hosts at Sacramento station KMAX-TV, which we posted previously, has been all the talk after going viral this week.

You can watch the interview, in which the TV hosts quickly become irritated with the young British star of the new movie “Paper Towns,” by clicking here.

Delevingne followed up the incident with a tweet in which she said: “Some people just don’t understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour.”

Plenty of other observers have also sounded off about the incident, lining up either on the side of the hosts — who suggested that Delevingne might need a Red Bull and a nap — or on Delevingne’s side. On “The View,” where the awkward interview received plenty of discussion, both sides were aired.

E! Online reports that “The View’s” Raven-Symone was supportive of Delevingne, sympathizing with the 22-year-old for having to endure a marathon movie promotion effort.

“You know what she was mad at?,” Raven-Symone is quoted saying. “She was mad she had to sit through 13 to 300 different people getting asked the same question over and over again.”

But co-host Nicolle Wallace was less sympathetic, saying: “When you’re a famous movie star and you get to go on a local news show to promote a movie that people are paying $18 to go watch, you don’t get to act like a bitch.”

Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez also pointed the blame at Delevingne, with Goldberg suggesting that the actress “suck it up.”

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5 Comments

  1. I will not see the movie but feel she is taking way too much crap. She was reserved but not rude and every question was trite. She looked alert and answered sarcastically which was appropriate for the banal questions.

  2. What I haven’t seen anyone mention is that the hostess introduced her as “Carla” Delavingne, which I’m sure put her off from the beginning. That, to me, made the anchors seem particularly ugly when they ganged up on her. But Delavingne, if she is to last in the business, will have to learn how to handle boorish media behavior better than she did. She doesn’t have enough experience or clout to get away with her sullen teenager attitude.

  3. Watch it again without any audio. Her posture, her resting b face, and any other nonverbals that was apparent to the TV station crew in the lead-up. TV wants a fake smile, if only once at the beginning. Even grizzled action heroes can fake a smile. Show business is a time to attract, not repel audiences. I agree the questions were inane and insulting, but sarcasm just poured fuel on the fire.

  4. So, what you are saying is when TV anchors act like complete idiots, actors are just supposed to “suck it up?” Those two, then three anchors did one of the worst interview jobs ever. They were the real life personification of every clueless TV anchor character SNL ever made fun of.

  5. Clearly the anchors are not used to smart and funny. She was quick thinking and sharp in her responses. I guess they always want pablum.

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