Not many friends would chuck themselves in front of traffic for you.
But they don’t have Cara Delevingne’s fatalistic Romeo & Juliet romanticism.
The model has explained she’s one of the best friends and lovers on the planet as she is prepared to kill herself to shield friends and lovers from harm.
She told Loaded, “Loyalty is one of the most important things to me in the world. Once I care about someone, I’ll jump in front of a car for them. I’m a real ‘ride or die’ kind of gal. It’s all about trust and loyalty.”
Delevingne says opposites attract when it comes to love, including in her own relationship with 33-year-old Annie Clark (aka singer St Vincent.)
“Once I care about someone I’ll jump in front of a car for them. It’s about loyalty”
The couple celebrate their first anniversary this month and Delevingne admitted, “I can’t date someone who’s like me, because we’d probably end up killing each other. I need someone who can plan things.”
She may not be the most organised girlfriend, but kooky Cara said she’d be willing to declare her love for St Vincent by trying to rival the rocker’s singing prowess.
“I’ve serenaded a couple of people before, which is really embarrassing,” Delevingne said. “I used to write love letters a lot, and I have travelled very far for a day to see someone.”
The model-slash-actress, who’s broken into film with roles in Paper Towns, Pan and Suicide Squad, is no stranger to getting in touch with deep emotion. She told last month how she got so anxious and depressed at the start of her career she developed psoriasis and was “completely suicidal”.
The 23-year-old said at the Women In The World Summit 2015 in London, “I didn’t want to live anymore. I thought that I was completely alone. I wanted the world to swallow me up, and nothing seemed better than death, which was crazy.”
Delevingne added she had a “mental breakdown” before she left school aged 17 to start modelling.
She then struggled seeing other models being “used” by predatory photographers and despised being told she “wasn’t right” for scores of jobs. Delevingne blamed stress and damaging comments about her body for causing psoriasis and said she felt like an “alien” when red, bleeding sores from the disease erupted on her body.
Delevingne said she has since pulled herself out of depression and is trying her best to be as joyful as the gurning faces she pulls for the snaps she incessantly posts on her Instagram feed.
Despite being lauded as ‘Generation Y’s Kate Moss’, Delevingne told Loaded her beauty is a construction, carefully stage-managed by teams of stylists and airbrush-happy photographers.
And, despite packing social media with selfies, the model added she hated being photographed when she wasn’t on a shoot.
“When people say, ‘You look really good in that picture’, I’m like, ‘Well, it’s 50 per cent make-up, Photoshop, the photographer, stylist and everyone else’,” she said. “I’m lucky I get to do that and that’s fun, but everyone has a bad day. It gets annoying sometimes, especially when you’re eating or in the bathroom. Or the gym – that sucks.”
Loaded’s entertainment editor Jennifer O’Brien is an award-winning journalist who has written extensively about popular culture as a national newspaper columnist and author. Follow her on Twitter at @Jen_OBrien1