British actress will play Enchantress in comic book movie
Cara Delevigne “got naked and howled like a wolf” while preparing for her role in Suicide Squad.
The model turned actress will play Enchantress in DC’s summer blockbuster, starring alongside Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie among others.
In a recent interview with W Magazine, Delevigne discussed how director David Ayer persuaded her to take on a role in the comic book movie. The pair met on a “dark and stormy night” and talked about addiction and mental illness — “things I find very, very interesting,” she says.
The next time they met Delevigne read a scene from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as an audition piece.
“Somehow, when we were doing the scene, I became livid. I hadn’t felt rage like that in years. And then I got the part!” she said. “There still wasn’t a script, but David asked me to go and try and find a forest and, if it was a full moon, get naked and walk through the woods with my feet in the mud, which I did. There wasn’t a full moon, but I howled like a wolf. It would have been really funny if someone had seen me.”
Suicide Squad, which also stars Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman and Cara Delevingne, opens in cinemas on August 5.
Preperation for the film appears to have seen more than just Delevigne looking outside the box. Earlier this year one of Jared Leto’s co-stars revealed that he received “sticky Playboy magazines” from the actor prior to filming while others were sent condoms and sex toys.
Leto’s Suicide Squad co-star Will Smith also revealed that he has never spoken to the 30 Seconds To Mars frontman out of character because he was “all in” as the Joker during filming.