In just a few days, Cara Delevingne's incredibly uncomfortable TV interview with Good Day Sacramento has gone viral internationally, serving as a cautionary tale to interviewers and interviewees alike.
And after the awkward encounter fuelled discussions on chat shows and prompted fellow celebrities to wade in, the supermodel has finally responded. Claiming the American hosts simply didn't get her, she wrote on Twitter: "Some people just don't understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour".
During the four-minute clip, which you can watch below, the atmosphere becomes increasingly tense as the constantly-smiling hosts become annoyed with Cara's perceived levels of enthusiasm for the interview, intended to promote her film Paper Towns.
Beginning the interview by calling Cara 'Carla', Marianne McClary's first question was to ask the 22-year-old if she'd had time to read the book the film is based on, chuckling, "These days you're so busy." Appearing a little taken aback, Cara jokingly replied, "No, I never read the book, or the script actually, I kinda winged it," before quickly clarifying she wasn't serious and that she loved the book.
Unfortunately, the interview went downhill rapidly, with the slightly convoluted next question about whether being busy helps her focus baffling the model, before she gamely tried to answer, at which point it becomes clearer than ever that both parties are irritated to the point of no return.
Another smiling presenter, Mark S Allen, interrupts to confront her on why she doesn't seem as excited as previous interviews, before the car crash eventually grinds to a halt, as amid giggles from her co-hosts, Marianne tartly ends the exchange, saying, "We'll let you go then, how about that. We'll let you go take a little nap, maybe get a Red Bull, how about that".
While some speculated Cara was perhaps unused to the repetitive nature of press junkets when promoting a new film internationally and cited her salary as a reason to feign enthusiasm for the task, others attacked Good Day Sacramento for asking "condescending" and "lazy" questions. And there's no denying that getting the name of one of the most famous supermodels of the moment wrong is not a good move.
Fellow celebrities, such as Jessie J and Game of Thrones Maisie Williams leapt to her defence, with Zach Braff replying to her Twitter message with "or how it's condescending to ask an actress if she's read the book."
Cara also retweeted someone who pointed out, "You get @Caradelevingne to give 'better answers' in this interview by asking better questions/saying her name right".
The topic was brought up on US show The View, where former child star Raven Symone sympathised, saying: “You know what she was mad at? She was mad she had to sit through 13 to 300 different people getting asked the same question over and over again [...] Every person has their [bad] day. You don't know if she's on her period".
But co-host Nicolle Wallace contended that stars have a duty to promote theirs films to each news outlet, and replied: "Then cancel the interview. I mean Condoleezza Rice ran the world and she's a woman but yes, if you're an actress and you're cranky, cancel the interview."
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