In case you STILL haven't seen the insane morning news anchors of "Good Day Sacramento" interview "Paper Towns" star Cara Delevingne, here's that:
Much Internet ink has been spilled in the debate of who was right and who was wrong in the video above. We came down firmly on the side of "what were those anchors smoking," and even Zach Braff chimed in:
@Caradelevingne or how it's condescending to ask an actress if she's read the book.
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) July 29, 2015
Yes, they asked her if she read the book. You know who hasn't broken their silence on Sarcastic Eybrows-gate? The actual author of the book Paper Towns (and the far more famous The Fault in Our Stars). John Green finally came forward to say what he thinks about Cara's performance. The interview performance, not the movie one:
I am friends with Cara, and the author of the book in question. I spent more than a month with her on tour in Europe and the U.S., and I watched as again and again, she was asked this question. Cara has read the book (multiple times), but the question is annoying — not least because her male costar, Nat Wolff, was almost always asked when he'd read the book, while Cara was almost always asked if she'd read it...
Look, these are obviously the first worldiest of first world problems, but the whole process of commodifying personhood to sell movie tickets is inherently dehumanizing. The TV people want some part of you, and in exchange for it, they will put the name of your movie on TV. But in that process, you do lose something of your self...
Cara, however, refuses to stick to the script. She refuses to indulge lazy questions and refuses to turn herself into an automaton to get through long days of junketry. I don't find that behavior entitled or haughty. I find it admirable. Cara Delevingne doesn't exist to feed your narrative or your news feed — and that's precisely why she's so f*cking interesting.
Is Cara Delevingne so f*cking interesting? In comparison with the hosts of Good Day? Morning show hosts have such wild enthusiasm for the most inane aspects of life, even at the crack of dawn, that I assume it's a mask to disguise some really crazy stuff. I bet they secretly lead very interesting lives, but like, not stuff they'd admit to in an interview.