Yesterday EW‘s Mary Sollosi posted a clip of British supermodel and Paper Towns star Cara Delevingne enduring a hellish interview with three peppy but dismissive anchor-reporters from Good Day Sacramento — Marianne McClary, Ken Rudulph and Mark S. Allen (i.e., the show’s resident film maven and BFCA member who attends all the movie junkets). It was a scene from Invasion of the Body Snatchers — Delivingne was the human and the Sacramento threesome were the pod people.
Things started off awkwardly with McClary addressing Delevingne as “Carla.” Then McClary asked if Delevingne had read the John Green book that the film is based on. (Translation: “You don’t seem like the deep-actress type. Are you just whirling along and grabbing the money and saying to hell with the art?”) Then Rudulph asked if Delevingne’s super-busy schedule was a problem, indicating an underlying “slow down, girl!” opinion. Then Allen told her flat-out that she wasn’t acting peppy enough. “I saw you in London talking a couple of weeks ago on TV and you seemed a lot more excited about it than you do right now,” Allen remarked. “Are you just exhausted?”
To go by her darker and darker expressions of eye-rolling disgust, Delevingne’s opinion of all three was that they were too damn fizzy and clueless. McClary seemed to finally get this when she said,. “You do seem a bit irritated. Perhaps it’s just us.” HE to McClary: Yes, it IS you…you’re an ignorant helium balloon! Delevinge soon after sign-languaged to the tech staff on her end to pull the plug, and a couple of seconds later she disappeared.
I was going to ignore Paper Towns but this episode convinced me to go see it and find a way to support it, not that the target audience gives an infinitesimal shit about what someone like me thinks about the latest YA romance flick. But still…hooray for Delevingne, eff you to the Sacramento fizzheads!