Cara Delevingne‘s childhood was ”pretty sad.”
The model turned actress struggled to bond with her mother Pandora, who was addicted to heroin, and then battled depression as a teenager, but eventually found hope through acting.
She said: ”[My childhood was] pretty sad. My mother battled a heroin addiction for years and is now writing her memoir. As a child I suffered a lot because I wasn’t able to spend much time with her and then at 15 this terrible wave of depression hit me. School was a nightmare for me and life felt awful. That’s when I discovered that acting was my only way to feel alive.”
Cara – who is dating musician St. Vincent – always tries to be herself and thinks it is a ”waste of time” to be guarded in public.
She told Britain’s OK! magazine: ”I find that always watching what you see in public is a huge waste of time and really horrible way to live because it’s so restrictive. I know people who are very preoccupied with what they say and do, and try to say what the public wants to hear. I can’t live that way. The only real limit I have is what I say about my private life.
”I know something I might say because I’m trying to be funny or because I’m tired or in a bad mood might get me into trouble and then people might feel entitled to judge you. I still think though, it’s easier for me to be myself and be willing to say I am who I am.”