Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

"Some people just don't understand sarcasm" Cara Delevingne responds to awkward TV interview


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".


Cara Delevingne in Paper Towns

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."

Images: Rex Features



Fashion's biggest stars get minion makeovers, from Alexa to Cara


'It was magical'; Beauty and the Beast director on filming the remake


Cara Delevingne interviews Kim Kardashian on trolls and North's name

cara paper planes.jpg

The Beyonce of books; Fault In Our Stars author sends crowds roaring


Iman on self-esteem, beauty diversity and looking after yourself


Adorable or inappropriate? Young girls parody supermodels



The best A-list Instagrams from the weekend

From Jessica Alba's night in to Cruz Beckham's sibling serenading

by Nicola Colyer
24 Oct 2016

“Frantic, distressed” Taylor Swift describes alleged groping incident

The singer says a DJ assaulted her backstage at one of her concerts.

by Moya Crockett
24 Oct 2016

A cast member has confirmed this Gilmore Girls fan theory

Had you noticed?

by Amy Swales
24 Oct 2016

Emma Stone has some thoughts on Hollywood’s “insane” gender pay gap

“We should all be treated fairly and paid fairly.”

by Moya Crockett
24 Oct 2016

Girl on the Train star forced to lose weight for previous role

“I was emaciated”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
24 Oct 2016

Jennifer Lawrence to play Zelda Fitzgerald in new biopic

The original Daisy Buchanan is getting her own star-studded movie

by Kayleigh Dray
24 Oct 2016

How to be a nasty woman: Stylist's 9 step guide

A must-read for all women considering themselves 'good girls'

by Harriet Hall
21 Oct 2016

Totally fetch: Rachel McAdams is on board with a Mean Girls reunion

Shut up.

by Moya Crockett
21 Oct 2016

“Criminalising purchase would be a danger to sex workers”

...argues sex worker and activist, Molly Smith

by The Stylist web team
20 Oct 2016

Eyebrows ahoy... A Cara Delevingne documentary is on its way

The Cara Project will follow Delevingne’s transition from model to actress.

by Moya Crockett
20 Oct 2016