Cara Delevingne opens up about her friendship with Rihanna
They are both fashion icons in their own right. And Cara Delevingne has opened up about her friendship with Rihanna as the pair star together in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The model and actress, 24, plays Laureline opposite Rihanna’s Bubble in the other-worldly flick.
Speaking on british morning show Lorraine, the star said: ‘It’s been amazing. We met at a fashion show and five years later we’re doing a Luc Besson film. ‘We all grew up watching his films so to be appearing in them as leading ladies is incredible.’
Valerian follows the adventures of two time agents and lovers, played by Cara and Dane DeHaan, as they police a 28th century space station called Alpha.
Cara gushed about how much she enjoyed playing a strong female character.
She said: ‘It’s pretty amazing because aside from the visual effects it has this amazing story with these two characters. It’s very visual and very entertaining.
‘Laureline is certainly strong, her and Valerian together make an incredible team… they don’t realise they need each other until they realise they might lose each other.
‘There are so many different aliens – every alien has been thought out and drawn 50 years ago, through Luc’s imagination.’
Earlier this month Delevingne also said it was a blast working with the Grammy-winning singer on the film while speaking to ELLE. “We’ve been friends for five or six years. The first time we met, I was a model doing the Victoria’s Secret show and she was performing”. “Five years later, we’re both doing a Luc Besson film. It’s such a great thing to be able to do this with a friend.”
She also shared a funny anecdote about Besson trying to get Rihanna to get emotional while filming a scene. “There was a moment when he said, ‘OK, so how do I make her vulnerable? Pretend your album doesn’t do well.’ And she was like, ‘You clearly don’t know how to make me upset, because I wouldn’t give a s–t.’”