“Suicide Squad” Cara Delevingne Teases the Enchantress


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If you thought the past six or seven years in cinema were comic book-heavy, you don’t even want to know what’s in store for 2016. Between all the studios, there will be eight or so films on the way, and on the DC front, we have Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad coming out. While both are considered highly anticipated properties, the one that has the potential to be the more interesting one of the pair is Suicide Squad, which is directed by David Ayer (Fury).

Unlike any other DC film to speak of in the past, Suicide Squad won’t feature a superhero in the lead role, but will instead feature an ensemble of both well known and lesser-known DC villains. These villains will make up Task Force X—a “suicide squad” of sorts assembled to take on dangerous missions for the government in exchanged for reduced sentences. Of course, at the top of the list of big supervillain names we have Will Smith’s Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, but as this is an ensemble picture, rest assured we’ll get to know the rest of the rogue’s gallery as well. The one with perhaps the most potential to be interesting comes in the form of Enchantress, played by supermodel Cara Delevingne, who is on step away from becoming the next Jennifer Lawrence.

In a recent interview with Seth Meyers, Delevingne spoke briefly on the audition process director David Ayer put her through, along with what we can expect from her character(s) in the film.

The part I’m playing. I’m actually playing two different parts—it’s like an actress’s dream, I’m playing opposites: A mousy scientist, and then a crazy feral witch. Which great. Both sides of my personality, so that’s nice. I went and auditioned before there was even a script. I think I was one of the first people the David Ayer, the director, actually cast…David has a very amazing skill of riling up a lot of emotion in you, so by the time I left I literally wanted to kill someone, I was so angry. And I said to him, ‘Look if I kill someone on the way home you’d better bail me out of jail, ‘cause I’m furious.’

As far as the character of Enchantress, she’s sort of a unique one in the DC universe in that her alter ego, June Moone (the “mousy scientist”), is for all intents and purposes, a completely different person. One could likely compare her to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in that way. When acting as June Moone, she’s calm and mild-mannered, but as Enchantress, she’s liable to kill—which is something they won’t shy away from in the film, as Delevingne hinted at in an earlier interview.

“It’s going to be freakin’ awesome. I kill people with my bare hands,” she told TIME.

One look at how Enchantress looks in the Task Force X lineup, and you’re likely not to question that statement.

Given the character’s prominence in the trailer, as well as the profile of the actress playing the role, I wouldn’t be surprised if Enchantress turns out to be one of the surprising hits of the film.

Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5, 2016.

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