John Green has zero time for Good Day Sacramento. Following Paper Towns star Cara Delevingne’s disastrously awkward interview with the news program, the author took to his blog to defend the Brit, explaining that what makes her a star is her refusal to fit into any kind of cookie-cutter mold.
“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 [if she read the book],” the best-selling author wrote. “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.”
Green went on to note that when you do interview after interview — and get asked the same questions over and over — “you develop rote responses as a way of protecting yourself.”
Delevingne, on the other hand, doesn’t — a trait that Green credits for her stardom.
“Cara, however, refuses to stick to the script,” he explained. “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—king interesting.”
For the record, Green admits that he “never really got good at junketry,” but if you ask him one more time how involved he was in the film, he’ll be honest.
“For example, I was asked in most interviews how involved I was in the film, and I told the truth,” he recalled. “Which is that I did basically nothing and sat around all day eating Cheetos and telling everyone they were doing a good job.”
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