Harvey Weinstein told Cara Delevingne to 'get a beard'

Actor says the former producer advised her she would never make it in Hollywood as a gay woman

Cara Delevingne has revealed that she was told by Harvey Weinstein to “get a beard” to cover up her sexuality in order to succeed in the film industry. In an interview with Net a Porter, Delevingne said that “one of the first things Harvey Weinstein ever said to me was, ‘You will never make it in this industry as a gay woman – get a beard.’”

The term “beard” is traditionally used to describe someone who helps conceal another person’s sexual identity on social occasions. Delevingne, who describes herself as “gender fluid”, added she felt the industry has been resistant to her sexuality, saying: “In the beginning, I don’t think it helped.” Delevingne’s remarks echo recent comments by Kristen Stewart, who says she was told to not “go out holding
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