Cara Delevingne Says Harvey Weinstein Pressured Her to Date a ‘Beard’ to Appear Straight
Delevingne spoke about her sexuality in Variety's "Power of Pride" cover story published Wednesday (June 3).
The 27-year-old model said that after coming out as sexually fluid in 2018, Weinstein told her that she couldn't date a woman and that if she did, it would ruin her career.
“Harvey was one of the people that told me I couldn’t be with a woman and also be an actress," she said. “I had to have a beard [a male partner to appear straight].”
"To me, the idea of having a beard was — I’d heard it happen before — I just felt so disheartened by it,” Delevingne explained. “Do you have a conversation with a dude, and they’re like, ‘I’m going to pretend to be with you but not really love you’? I kind of think when I was pushed more that way, I realized how much more I needed to go the other way.”
Delevingne, who is pansexual, also spoke candidly about her sexuality.
"The thing is with me, I change a lot," the Carnival Row star admitted. “I feel different all the time. Some days, I feel more womanly. Some days, I feel more like a man.”
Delevingne shared that she believes she will always remain pansexual but that "however one defines themselves, whether it’s ‘they’ or ‘he’ or ‘she,’ I fall in love with the person — and that’s that. I’m attracted to the person."