Cara Delevingne compares her career change to that of Charlize Theron's

Cara Delevingne compares herself to Charlize Theron. (Getty Images)
Cara Delevingne compares herself to Charlize Theron. (Getty Images)

Los Angeles - Cara Delevingne has compared herself to Charlize Theron.

The 22-year-old supermodel-turned-actress defended her acting abilities and compared herself to Charlize Theron, who also began life as a model before launching a screen career and went on to win an Oscar.

Paper Towns actress Cara told Channel Ten's The Project: "You know Charlize Theron, there are so many amazing actresses who have been models. And like her in that movie Monster, those are the kind of roles I want to play."

She added on the Australian TV show: "There's always going to be people who don't want you to succeed or doubt you, but again, I didn't really care, because I know how hard I can work and I knew I'd give it my all. So as long as I do good work, I know that's all that matters."

Cara also revealed that swapping the catwalk for the big screen made her feel like she had been "born again".

She said: "It's just a whole different thing. I literally feel like it's a different part of my life now. I feel like I've kind of been born again.

"I know that sounds really weird but honestly, acting, I've wanted to do it so badly. As soon as I got the opportunity I was like, I'm here, take me, I'll do anything."

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