Supermodel Cara Delevingne has been in a couple movies already, most notably a fleeting appearance in 2012's fashion-heavy Anna Karenina. It's not uncommon for models to transition to acting. In fact, it's hard not to find a famous model who hasn't tested the Hollywood waters at least once. Sometimes it works out (think Milla Jovovich), while other times it just doesn't (think Cindy Crawford). So it's no surprise the 22-year-old Delevingne has appeared in a few movies, but what most people don't know is: It's likely just the beginning.
In 2015, Delevingne will probably appear in five films (release dates pending). That is a busy release schedule for any actor, but for a burgeoning talent like the British beauty, it's also a daunting one. Only time will tell if Delevingne has what it takes to become a real actress, and we may look back on 2015 as the year that made her or broke her.
Here's a quick glance at Delevingne's 2015 films:
1. Paper Towns (June 5, 2015) - Delevingne stars as the object of main character Quentin Jacobsen's (Nat Wolff) affections. She plays Margo Roth Spiegelman, the legendary girl next door every boy in town has fallen in love with. When Margo asks Quentin to go with her on an overnight road trip, he rejoices. But when she disappears soon after, he and his friends do everything they can to find her. This seems like an ideal role for Delevingne: A young adult role that allows her to play herself essentially.
2. Pan (July 24, 2015) - One of the marquee films of the summer, Pan is a reimagining of the Neverland tale, focusing on the origin stories of Peter and Captain Hook. Delevingne plays a mermaid (catch her at the 2:02 mark below), but further details aren't known at this time. Pan reunites Delevingne with her Anna Karenina director Joe Wright so there's familiarity there. It's doubtful she'll have much to do in this one, but if the film's a hit, everyone benefits.
3. London Fields (TBA 2015)
A complicated story of love and murder, London Fields follows an author (Billy Bob Thornton) with writer's block who discovers the life of a new acquaintance may be his ticket to a new lucrative novel. The acquaintance, Nicola Six (Amber Heard), is a clairvoyant who knows she will be murdered by one of three men and sets out to find out which it'll be. Delevingne stars as Kath, wife of Keith Talent (Jim Sturgess), and she sports dreadlocks. It's hard to imagine this film will do well.
4. Tulip Fever (TBA 2015)
Directed by Justin Chadwick (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Tulip Fever is a period romance about an artist (Dane DeHaan) who falls for the woman (Alicia Vikander) he's commissioned to paint. The film has received quite a bit of attention in trade magazines for its large ensemble cast (Christoph Waltz, Judi Dench, Zach Galifianakis, and Jack O'Connell). Delevingne will play Henrietta, a small role, but working with a cast like this should be a good experience for a young actor.
5. Kids in Love (TBA 2015)
Set in London, Kids in Love is a coming of age story about a group of friends discovering there's more to life than what their parents and their school has planned for them. Will Poulter and Alma Jodorowsky nabbed the starring roles in this one, but Delevingne may be the scene stealer the movie needs to grab audience's attentions. The tone of the film and subject matter seem well-suited to the extroverted young actress. Of all the films listed, this one is Delevingne's most-promising chance to show what she's got.
So you'll have to wait until the summer (most likely) to catch one of the industry's newest young stars, but for now you can check out Delevingne in a couple of her more recent video and commercial appearances:
Die Antwoord - "Ugly Boy"
Reincarnation - A film by Karl Lagerfeld, featuring Pharrell Williams, Cara Delevingne, and Géraldine Chaplin