Cara Delevingne’s journey from the world of modeling to the land of acting has certainly been a successful one. From her breakout role in Paper Towns to the time she was a mermaid in Pan, it’s always exciting to see what adventure the big screen will bring her next. And there’s certainly reason to be psyched for her upcoming film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, in which she plays a special operative named Laureline who basically has to save the entire universe (NBD). It turns out that Cara’s audition for this enigmatic character was anything but typical, but we’re not surprised that she nailed it.
In a new interview with V Magazine, Cara explained that the film’s director, Luc Besson, put her acting chops to the test with some interesting demands. “Luc would say stuff like, ‘Make up a story in your head and describe it to me using no real words, just physicality and random sounds you make up,'” Cara shared. “Or, ‘Think of an animal and act it out and I have to guess what animal it is.'”
While a lot of people might shy away from improvisation like that, Cara jumped right in. And her bravery came up again while filming some of the more physically demanding scenes. For Cara, that was no problem at all. She added: “When I hear that there’s an option that I can do it instead of a stunt person, I’m always like, ‘Please let me do it! Throw me off the building, I like that!'” As always, she continues to prove that she’s truly fearless. Slay on, Cara.
Originally posted at – http://www.teenvogue.com/story/cara-delevingne-audition-valerian