Cara Delevingne defends cringeworthy interview: ‘Some people don’t get British humour’

Actress's incredibly uncomfortable appearance on a US breakfast show has gone viral

Cara Delevingne has defended her notoriously awkward recent US TV interview, which ended with the model/actress being told: “We’ll let you go take a nap.”

During the US promotional campaign for her new movie Paper Towns, which is based on the young adult novel of the same name by John Green, Delevingne was booked to appear on local breakfast show Good Morning Sacramento live via satellite.

The early morning interview became increasingly uncomfortable as Delevingne delivered a series of witheringly sarcastic responses to questions from the show’s perky hosts such as “Did you get a chance to read the book?” and “Are you just exhausted?”, and has since gone viral. Last night the model-actress took to Twitter to explain her behaviour during the interview, attributing the awkwardness to a clash of cultures.

She also retweeted a tweet from former Scrubs star Zach Braff, who added: “or how it’s condescending to ask an actress if she’s read the book.”

Paper Towns was released in the US last Friday and opens in UK cinemas on August 17. Delevingne will also be seen in next year’s Suicide Squad, the hotly-anticipated super-villain movie co-starring Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie.

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