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Cara Delevingne Said Harvey Weinstein Told Her to Get a Beard

Cara Delevingne Said Harvey Weinstein Told Her to Get a Beard

Cara Delevingne Said Harvey Weinstein Told Her to Get a Beard

She also opened up about her relationship with Ashley Benson.


In a recent interview with Porter, Cara Delevingne opened up about her experiences with Harvey Weinstein once again, saying the disgraced producer warned her that her sexuality would work against her in Hollywood.

“One of the first things Harvey Weinstein ever said to me was, ‘You will never make it in this industry as a gay woman -- get a beard,’” she said.

It’s not the first time the actress has spoken out against him. Not long after all the allegations of harassment and rape began pouring in, Delevingne said that Weinstein had previously asked her up to his hotel room and tried to get her and another actress to kiss in front of him. 

“He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips,” she said in an Instagram post back in 2017. “I stopped him and managed to get out of the room.”

She also revealed that Weinstein would uncomfortably pry into her personal life. “When I’d just started to audition for films, he was naming people [women] I’m friends with -- famous people -- and asking, ‘Have you slept with this person?’ I just thought: this is insane.”

Fortunately, Cara’s sexuality hasn’t seemed to hold her back in Hollywood the way Weinstein claimed. If anything, she’s worked to become a role model for queer teens and encourage positive queer representation in Hollywood -- on screen and off.

Her relationship with Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson has been of particular note to the queer community as of late, and while Delevingne has been hesitant to share too much about their personal lives, she did speak with Porter about what a positive experience it’s been for her.

“I’d never truly let anyone in before, for fear of them leaving,” she said. “I never really trusted people, or felt worthy of it, and I always pushed them away. She’s the first person that has said: ‘You can’t push me away. I’m going to be nice to you, I love you.’”

“I’m just like, wait, so all I have to do is just let you be nice to me? Why have I never done that before? OK.”

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