Even though Cara Delevingne hardly needed any help standing up for herself during yesterday’s cringe-y Good Day Sacramento interview, Paper Towns author John Green jumped to her defense after the show’s anchors called her “Carla” and condescendingly asked if she’d gotten “a chance to read the book.” Green writes on Medium:
I am friends with Cara, and the author of the book in question. I spent more than a month with her on tour in Europe and the U.S., and I watched as again and again, she was asked this question. 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.
The process of promoting a film is exhausting, says Green, and it involves answering the same questions again and again. He appreciates Cara’s willingness to improvise:
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.
Or, in less literary terms: “Eff off.”