Cara Delevingne Recalls Unfavorable First Encounter with Harvey Weinstein
Throughout the years, Cara Delevingne has been a powerhouse who many of us have watched go from a high-fashion model to a well-versed actress.
Although many can agree that Delevinge definitely has a knack for acting, her rise in the film industry didn’t come easy.
In a new interview, the model opened up about her early days as an actress and how identifying as queer had an heavily impact on her career.
Delevingne has long resisted to label herself
For the past few years, Cara Delevingne has been stepping out of her modeling mold to test out the waters of the film industry.
The model has since landed quite a few movie roles and is proving that she has what it takes to be a famous actress in Hollywood.
Though Delevingne is talented and has been extremely successful in the film industry, there were a few people who didn’t think she’d make it this far due to her being a sexually fluid woman in Hollywood.
Over the years, Delevingne has experienced people having a lot to say about her sexuality and would pressure her to define herself more clearly.
“I’ve been to so many dinners where people are like, ‘So, what are you? L, G, B, T, Q?’ I’m like, ‘Guys, really? This is what we’re talking about?’ I change every day,” Delevinge shared during her recent interview with Net-a-Porter.
Although the model has never tried to hide her sexuality, there was a time when her fluidity had an impact on her acting career, which soon led her to have an extremely uncomfortable encounter with Harvey Weinstein.
Harvey Weinstein once told her she wouldn’t make it in Hollywood
During her interview, Delevingne spoke candidly about her first meetings with Weinstein, who made demeaning and homophobic remarks about her sexuality from the beginning.
“One of the first things Harvey Weinstein ever said to me was, ‘You will never make it in this industry as a gay woman – get a beard,'” Delevingne recalls.
Delevingne then shared that when she began auditioning for roles that involved Weinstein, the Hollywood producer would play off of her sexuality and ask her very inappropriate questions.
“I’d just started to audition for films, he was naming people [women] I’m friends with – famous people – and asking, ‘Have you slept with this person?’ I just thought: this is insane,” she told the outlet.
The model then went on to add that Weinstein’s inappropriate comments came before he “tried to touch me.”
In October 2017, the model came forward with the allegations that Weinstein “made sexual advances towards her and tried to get her to kiss another actress in front of him.”
Delevingne wrote in a lengthy Instagram that a year or two after the famed Hollywood producer’s vulgar comments, she attended a meeting with him and a director in a hotel lobby to discuss an upcoming film.
After the director left, Weinstein asked her to stay and made comments about his sex life and “about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature,” she claimed.
In addition to the model, Weinstein has since been accused of sexual harassment by more than 80 women and is scheduled to go to trial in January 2020, where he’ll face two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of criminal sexual act, and two counts of rape.