By now, you’ve probably seen Cara Delevingne‘s crazy interview with Good Day Sacramento. If you’re anything like me, you’ve watched it several times and actually wondered how Cara put up with these ridiculous anchors for more than thirty seconds. Now, Paper Towns author John Green is defending the actress in a lengthy blog post for Medium.
Green begins with the condescending question about whether or not she’d read the book. The author admits, sure, it’s a common (yet boring and unoriginal) question, but the problem lies in how the folks at Good Day Sacramento approached it.
Cara has read the book (multiple times), but the question is annoying — not least because her male costar, Nat Wolff, was almost always asked when he’d read the book, while Cara was almost always asked if she’d read it.
John goes on to state something that is pretty obvious – when you get asked the same questions repeatedly, you get bored with your own responses, and they start to sound more rehearsed and less genuine.
He goes on to praise Cara and her lack of tolerating these rude reporters.
Cara, however, refuses to stick to the script. She refuses to indulge lazy questions and refuses to turn herself into an automaton to get through long days of junketry. I don’t find that behavior entitled or haughty. I find it admirable. Cara Delevingne doesn’t exist to feed your narrative or your news feed — and that’s precisely why she’s so fucking interesting.
…which is precisely why we love her.
You can read John Green’s full defense of Cara here.