Cara Delevingne Lands 'Paper Town' Role: 9 Quotes About Her Gorgeous Character

Cara Delevingne

Supermodel and Queen of Instagram Cara Delevingne already has most of the Internet's undying love and admiration, but now that she's landed the lead role in the next adaptation of a John Green novel, that love might just be more than the web can bear. I happen to love Paper Towns even more than The Fault in Our Stars (possibly because its Central Florida setting so reminds me of my own adolescence), so I really, truly hope Delevingne can pull off playing Margo Roth Spiegelman, the manic-pixie-dream-girl-next-door who runs away from home, leaving behind a set of clues for her neighbor, Quentin, to find.

She's already got Green's seal of approval. "Cara Delevingne's audition blew everyone away (including me!) and she understands Margo profoundly. I am so excited!" he tweeted on Tuesday. Who is this Margo? Quentin, the narrator (who'll be played by TFIOS' Nat Wolff), spends the book learning about his lifelong crush.


Judging by these quotes describing her, Cara's got a lot to live up to:

  • "I always got nervous whenever I heard that Margo was going to show up, on account of how she was the most fantastically gorgeous creature that God had ever created."
  • "Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one."
  • "[S]he was the only living legend who lived next door to me. Margo Roth Spiegelman, whose six-syllable name was often spoken in its entirety with a kind of quiet reverence. Margo Roth Spiegelman, whose stories of epic adventures would blow through school like a summer storm: an old guy living in a broken-down house in Hot Coffee, Mississippi, taught Margo how to play the guitar. Margo Roth Spiegelman, who spent three days traveling with the circus -- they thought she had potential on the trapeze."
  • "Margo put her feet up on the dashboard and wiggled her toes to the cadence of her speaking. She always talked like that, with this discernible rhythm, like she was reciting poetry."
  • "Margo had nice fingers, thinner and bonier than the rest of her, which was all curves and soft edges. She had the kind of fingers you want to interlace with your own."
  • "You can't divorce Margo the person from Margo the body. You can't see one without seeing the other. You looked at Margo's eyes and you saw both their blueness and their Margo-ness. In the end, you could not say that Margo Roth Spiegelmanm was fat, or that she was skinny, any more than you can say the Eiffel Tower is or is not lonely. Margo's beauty was a kind of sealed vessel of perfection -- uncracked and uncrackable."
  • "Margo herself was -- at least part of the time -- very unMargo."
  • "Her smell. The lilac shampoo and the almond in her skin lotion and beneath all of that the faint sweetness of the skin itself."
  • "I knew how she smelled, and I knew how she acted in front of me, and I knew how she acted in front of others, and I knew that she liked Mountain Dew and adventure and dramatic gestures, and I knew that she was funny and smart and just generally more than the rest of us. But I didn't know what brought her here, or what kept her here, or what made her leave."

The only obvious problem I see is for Delevingne to have Margo's soft, curvy body, but if she gets the rest, I think fans will forgive that much.

How do you think Cara will do in this role?

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