Actors do all kinds of weird things to get ready for roles -- giving up showering for two months, losing large amounts of weight, going undercover as a FedEx courier -- and now Cara Delevingne is rivaling the best of them with her own pre-film prep.
In an interview for the latest issue of W magazine, for which the model-turned-actress stars on the cover, Delevingne explained the strange way she got ready to play Enchantress in the upcoming "Suicide Squad." Hint: it involved nudity and a forest.
"I met the director, David Ayer, at a hotel in London on a dark and stormy night. He didn’t tell me anything about the movie," she told the magazine. "Instead, he showed me pictures of these amazing, enlightened, powerful, but very evil women. He spoke to me about addiction and mental illness, which are things I find very, very interesting."
Delevingne then talked about meeting Ayer a second time at his house in Los Angeles. There, he asked her to read a scene from the play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," which Delevingne had acted in as a teen.
"Somehow, when we were doing the scene, I became livid. I hadn’t felt rage like that in years. And then I got the part!" she said, adding, "There still wasn’t a script, but David asked me to go and try and find a forest and, if it was a full moon, get naked and walk through the woods with my feet in the mud, which I did. There wasn’t a full moon, but I howled like a wolf. It would have been really funny if someone had seen me."
But if Cara Delevingne ran around naked in a forest then howled at the moon and nobody saw her, did it really happen?
To read more from her interview with W, head to the magazine's website.