She tugs a cube of meat off a skewer with her teeth, offering the wink-and-grin-and-head-tilt that her thirteen million Instagram followers (that’s almost twice as many as Lady Gaga has) would recognize instantly—a selfie counterpoint to the iterative steely glamour of her fashion billboards.
As _Paper Towns’_s director, Jake Schreier, tells me later, “What picture can the paparazzi get that Cara hasn’t already gotten?
“I love figuring out a stranger, sitting down and learning about their loves and struggles and everything,” she says. But I’m playing a homicidal witch, so I need to look ripped.” I ask her if her body has become her temple, and she laughs. If teenage audiences respond to it as they did the film version of Green’s_The Fault in Our Stars,_ Cara will, she tells me in her characteristic marriage of plummy and potty-mouthed, “freak the fuck out.”The food sent down from David Chang’s restaurant upstairs is so spicy that for intervals we can do little more than smile at each other and pant happily.
“People are my jam.” due next summer, and Rihanna and her other famous besties are nowhere to be found. Cara is wearing the skinniest suit imaginable, from the Kooples, and a pair of Chanel trainers.
I know there are people who have stopped and are fine now, but not in my circumstance.
“My family was kind of about that whole parties–and–horse racing thing. I never enjoyed it.” But it was Pandora’s relapsing heroin addiction that may have been the defining fact of Cara’s childhood.
“It shapes the childhood of every kid whose parent has an addiction,” she believes.
Cream, Lip & Cheek Bloom in Rose No.01, Effortless Eyebrow Definer in Ash Brown No.3, Complete Eye Palette in Mocha No.2, Effortless Kohl Eyeliner in Jet Black No.01, Curve Lash Mascara in Ebony No.01, Burberry Kisses lipstick in English Rose No.17. “That I have to exercise restraint after I’ve succeeded in a business where for years I had no restraint, where the whole point was excess?
She’d like to know everything about me, which is hardly the point; but it’s the point with Cara. “After turning 20 and eating Mc Donald’s all the time and drinking too much, it started to show on my stomach and on my face. Acting is and always was the thing: “The thrill of acting is making a character real. It’s being fake in front of the camera.” adapted from John Green’s novel of the same name.