Cara Delevingne is having a hell of a year, with Paper Towns marking the first of five films she's got coming out in 2015. Even more exciting is her role as Enchantress in next year's Suicide Squad, which sees her playing a dual personality capable of both meek and wild capabilities. To audition for such a character takes a hell of an audition process, and from what Delevingne mentioned in a recent interview, Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe? was part of the reason she nailed her audition for next summer's would be blockbuster.
During her interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Delevingne told the story of how she was one of the first people that met with director David Ayer for a spot in the Warner Bros/DC Comics film. It was early enough in the process that there was no script for the film available for use, which meant that she had to bring a piece of her choosing into auditions. According to Cara Delevigne, that choice of monologue was a good one, as it prompted the following praise for the eventually successful process:
David has a very amazing skill of riling up a lot of emotion in you. So by the time I left, I literally wanted to kill someone. I was so angry
While using Edward Albee's legendary play might seem a little out of sorts for an audition to a superhero film, looking at the play's content makes it seem like more of an easy fit. Albee's dark comedy of a couple that alternate playing mind games with each other, as well as their guests, is the perfect breeding ground for the character that Delevigne has described as both a "mousy scientist and a crazy feral witch." Knowing how method David Ayer likes to get with his casts, this was obviously a good sign that he'd chosen the right actress for the part.
With Suicide Squad currently in production, it wouldn't be that big of a stretch to see Cara Delevigne holding onto a copy of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolfe?. Call it a good luck charm, call it inspiration, but if it did the trick in her audition, think of what good it could do as a constant reminder of her character's motivation. With the dual nature of Enchantress in full effect during Suicide Squad, she'll probably need all of the inspiration she can get. You can watch the entire interview in the video below.
Suicide Squad pits licker against lickee on August 5, 2016. Though if you want to see Cara Delevigne on the big screen before then, your best chances are to see Paper Towns, which is in theaters now; or Pan, which will be released on October 9th.