Cara Delevingne says she will now only play 'strong independent roles'

And we totally get it.

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And we totally get it.

Next week will see Luc Besson’s new science fiction film, Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, hit cinemas, with the premiere taking place just yesterday.

The long-awaited French comic book adaptation sees Cara Delevingne take on the leading role of Laureline, a strong and feisty female special agent.

Cara is known to go for independent protagonist roles, previously starring in Paper Towns and Suicide Squad, and according to the 24-year-old, those are now the only roles she will consider.

When asked by Metro what she looks for in a part, Cara explained, ‘It’s a culmination of the role, obviously, what the role stands for, I think at the moment I’m really going for really strong independent females.’

Talking about her new film, Cara then went on to describe how excited she was to work with Luc Besson, whose film The Fifth Element was one of the first sci-fi films she had seen.

‘He really opened my eyes to sci-fi after Disney,’ she explained of the director. ‘It’s really crazy that I’m standing here today after being in one of his films after watching his films. After all the incredible women he puts in his films, I’m just so thankful he chose me.’

It seems like Cara has definitely found her feet in Hollywood, making the big jump over from modelling just years ago. ‘To be honest, acting is something I’ve wanted to do my entire life,’ she explained. ‘It really teaches me so much about myself and about life, and that’s what I’ve always wanted to do. It makes me very happy.’

We’re not surprised to hear how much she loves the trade, with the actress currently busy working on London Fields and Fever Heart.

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