It’s been a rough morning for “Paper Towns” actress Cara Delevingne. She was forced to respond on Twitter to some backlash she received following a recent and very awkward interview she did to promote the upcoming film.
According to Variety, the supermodel and actress appeared on “Good Day Sacramento” where the trio of hosts grilled her with odd questions about the movie and her life as an actress. Delevingne did her best to stay afloat in the uncomfortable exchange, but the hosts’ questions were often off-putting. The biggest example of awkwardness came when one of them asked her if she felt it was easier to focus while busy or if it helped to have more free time.
“No,” she responded with a confused look on her face. “I don’t know where that comes from.”
Almost as quickly as the interview began, the anchors called her out for her apathetic attitude and practically hung up on her.
“We’ll let you go take a little nap and maybe get a Red Bull,” one of the hosts said before their connection to the 22-year-old actress was dropped. Although she could no longer talk, her image was kept on the screen until she was finally disconnected.
Once she was gone, the hosts began to trash-talk her for not being able to muster up the enthusiasm to adequately promote the movie. They even put a photo of her up on screen accompanied by tacky crying baby sound effects. This prompted the “Paper Towns” actress to respond on Twitter Wednesday regarding the widespread attention the awkward interview is receiving online.
Some people just don't understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour
— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) July 29, 2015
It seems the actress is taking the incident in stride and simply moving on to continue promoting her upcoming movie. In “Paper Towns,” Delevingne stars as a teen named Margo alongside Nat Wolff, who plays her love interest, Quentin. When Margo goes missing, Quentin and his friends embark on a life-changing adventure of self discovery in another adaptation of one of John Green’s young-adult books. The film is currently in theaters.
While Delevingne is ready to move on, some of her fans on Twitter are still outraged over the way the interview went down. In the time since posting the above Tweet, she’s been retweeting some of her more vocal supporters who have taken to the social media in order to let her know that they believe it wasn’t her being rude in the interview. Among the supporters is “Scrubs” star Zach Braff, who tweeted in response to her above post, saying:
“Or how it’s condescending to ask an actress if she’s read the book.”
Another celebrity supporter was Boy George, who mentioned that he is not one of the people that doesn’t understand sarcasm or a British sense of humor.
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