Actor-model Cara Delevingne, who recently caught our attention with her dramatic shaved head, has released her debut novel Mirror Mirror that aims to cater to teenagers. In a latest interview at The Project as part of the promotions of her new novel, the artist opens up about her teenage years and that she had a hard time dealing with mental health issues.
“I went through a pretty hard time in terms of mental illness,” the 25-year-old told the show’s panel. “I’ve spoken about a lot of the things I went through. I think being a teenager is really hard. It’s one of the times in your life where all the hormones... it’s a turbulent roller coaster of feelings and emotions and not quite knowing who you are.”
Admitting that she herself has faced a lot of struggles during her younger years, Cara revealed why she chose to write a novel for youngsters. “For me, it was also a beautiful time where I came up with a lot of things that made me who I am. And ever since then, it was my duty I feel, to give something back to teenagers.”
Towards the end of the program where she appeared via satellite link from London, the Paper Towns actress shared an important message for teens. “It doesn’t matter if you don’t know who you are. It doesn’t matter if you feel different or like an alien, because everyone else does. But it’s important to communicate those feelings instead of bottling them all up,” she concluded.
Coming back to her debut novel, Mirror Mirror chronicles the lives of outsiders Red, Leo, Rose and Naomi and their struggle to deal with their personal and family issues while finding solace in their newly-formed band, Mirror Mirror.