Sophie Wilkinson | Contributing Editor | 1,298 day ago

Cara Delevingne Won't Get Naked For Film Roles

The Debrief: She also wants to play a strong woman...

Though Cara Delevingne has revealed a bit of flesh in her job as a model, she doesn't want to get naked in films. Which is totally up to her, right? The problem is, so many of the acting roles she has been offered have involved nudity.

'If I look at a script and I have to be naked, there's just things that I look for that I automatically know if I want to do it or not,' she told The Mirror. 'I have morals that I want to keep. It's a fine line. If you want to work with a good director and be in a good cast, but you have to do certain things you don't want to do, do you cross that line or not?'

Sure, when it comes to modelling, Cara is valued for the way she looks, how she poses, and so on. But that doesn't mean that her body should be central to her acting, right? Also, something tells us that Cara didn't become the model she is today without her personality, so it's intriguing that the scripts flung her way might not be trying to harness her goofiness a bit better than suggesting she fling her clothes off.

So what are the roles she'd prefer to do? Strong rules, superheroes, and simply women whose drama isn't about their victimhood.  'A lot more writing can be done for strong women,' she said. 'So maybe a strong female superhero, or just a female that is strong, who hasn't been broken down, or have someone die, or be raped, or go through all of that to become someone strong. To be able to see that would be incredible.'

She's got a point. The question is: When will Hollywood catch on? Recent research found that just 30 per cent of speaking roles belonged to women in 2013's films and that only 15 per cent of protagonists were women. Why? Well, only 16 per cent of the people in director, writer, producer and editor roles are women.

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