By Sean Walsh
Original Source: buzz.ie
In an interview with Porter magazine Cara Delevingne spoke about her depression.
Cara Delevingne spoke about her battle with depression as a teenager.
“I didn’t understand what was happening apart from the fact that I didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
The model and actor has enjoyed a successful career as the face of Burberry, Chanel and H&M. She revealed she struggled with self-esteem issues as a teenager.
“I didn’t have boobs or start my period till very late,” she says. “And that whole thing of being called frigid, and being flat-chested… I felt alienated and alone.
“Teenagers can be very very cruel. I wasn’t into the same things that all my popular friends were.”
Delevingne describes herself as a misunderstood child. She said she was often mistaken for a boy because of her short hair.
She says she found it difficult to talk about how she really felt with her friends.
“It wasn’t like I was an alien, but I definitely knew there was something weird going on.”
Delevingne says she has learned that she has to depend less on other people to make her happy, and has worked hard to be happy in herself.
The model has taken a step back from that aspect of her career to focus on her fledgling career as an actor.
She has starred in Paper Towns, as well as part of the ensemble cast of blockbuster film Suicide Squad.
Delevingne has just finished writing her first book, entitled Mirror Mirror. The novel draws heavily on her own experiences as an alienated teenager.
The book will be released in October and follows four characters as they travel through a difficult adolescence.
One of the characters has an alcoholic parent, which Delevingne has some experience with. Her mother has struggled with drug addiction.
“The thing about alcoholism, addiction and depression is, you can’t hate the person for being who they are, you can hate the disease behind it,” the author said.
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