'My earliest memory is of cutting myself': Cara Delevingne reveals dark childhood obsession with 'blood and death'

Cara Delevingne has admitted that she was 'obsessed with blood and death' as a child.

In a revealing new interview with W magazine, the model-turned-actress said she still bears the scar of a childhood incident in which she 'nearly cut off' her finger. 

The 23-year-old Suicide Squad actress told the magazine that it was her first memory but she still likes to remind herself of it.

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Dark memories: Cara Delevingne has confessed that her first memory of childhood was 'cutting' herself

Dark memories: Cara Delevingne has confessed that her first memory of childhood was 'cutting' herself

The actress told the magazine: 'On her childhood obsession with death: 'When I was a child, I was obsessed with blood and death. 

'This sounds really dark, but my earliest memory is of cutting myself. I was pretending to shave like my dad. 

'One time, I covered my face in shaving foam, and I got his razor and ran it along the bottom of my finger and nearly cut it off…[The scar] is barely visible now. But I like knowing that it's there.'

Just this week, Cara's mother Pandora's addiction to heroin came into the spotlight as the 56-year-old seeks a publisher for her tell-all memoir, Shadows On My Wall.

Obsessed: As a child, Cara (here with big sister Poppy Delevingne) had an 'obsession with blood and death,' she revealed in a candid interview with W magazine

Obsessed: As a child, Cara (here with big sister Poppy Delevingne) had an 'obsession with blood and death,' she revealed in a candid interview with W magazine

Struggle: Just this week, Cara's (centre) mother Pandora's (left, pictured with sister Poppy in 2007) addiction to heroin came into the spotlight as the 56-year-old seeks a publisher for her tell-all memoir

Struggle: Just this week, Cara's (centre) mother Pandora's (left, pictured with sister Poppy in 2007) addiction to heroin came into the spotlight as the 56-year-old seeks a publisher for her tell-all memoir

Peekaboo: Cara flashed a glimpse of her 'Don't worry, be happy' underboob tattoo on the cover of W

Peekaboo: Cara flashed a glimpse of her 'Don't worry, be happy' underboob tattoo on the cover of W

The book describes how her battle with drugs affected her relationship with her daughters Cara, Poppy, 30, and Chloe, 32.

Cara previously talked about her own crippling battle with depression in Vogue magazine, when she revealed that she contemplated suicide, but denied deliberately cutting herself. 

She told US Vogue: 'I have only been hurt by women, my mother first of all. All of a sudden I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred, where the feelings were so painful that I would slam my head against a tree to try to knock myself out.

‘I never cut, but I’d scratch myself to the point of bleeding. I just wanted to dematerialise and have someone sweep me away.’ 

'I was packing my bags, and suddenly I just wanted to end it. I had a way, and it was right there in front of me. And I was like, I need to decide whether I love myself as much as I love the idea of death.' 

As part of her latest candid one-to-one, Cara went on to say that she would always try on different personas as a child, admitting: 'I always wanted to be other people.'

And, as she discusses her new role in action superhero movie Suicide Squad, the blonde recalled few female idols, claiming she dreamed of being male superheroes like Spider Man, instead. 

The British actress wore a series off quirky outfits for the photo shoot as she showed off a peek of her underboob tattoo which reads: 'Don't worry, be happy.'  

Girl power: The British actress also spoke about her love for superheroes and the Spice Girls

Girl power: The British actress also spoke about her love for superheroes and the Spice Girls

The worldwide sensation also spoke about her love for superheroes and the Spice Girls.

The model turned actress played her first major role last year in the movie Paper Towns, based on the book written by John Green.

But now Cara has moved swiftly away from the romantic genre as she's to play Enchantress in David Ayer's Suicide Squad.

It seems the actress will go to extreme lengths to secure a role.

Taking a different path: The model turned actress played her first major role last year in the movie Paper Towns, based on the book written by John Green

Taking a different path: The model turned actress played her first major role last year in the movie Paper Towns, based on the book written by John Green

Once she had been offered the part, there still wasn't a script but the director had some advice for the budding actress which she was more than happy to take.

It's no surprise that Cara is an adventuress and it seems she's always up for anything: 'I like anything intense,' the actress said.

There is one aspect about her worldwide fame that she'd like to change though: 'More is known about my life than the lives of the characters I play. My plan is to reverse that.'

Cara will appear alongside a mega-talented cast for the upcoming Suicide Squad, which includes Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Ben Affleck, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Scott Eastwood.

Natural explorer: Cara is an adventuress and it seems she's always up for anything: 'I like anything intense,' the actress said

Natural explorer: Cara is an adventuress and it seems she's always up for anything: 'I like anything intense,' the actress said

All star cast: Cara will appear alongside a mega-talented cast for the upcoming Suicide Squad, which includes Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Ben Affleck, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Scott Eastwood

All star cast: Cara will appear alongside a mega-talented cast for the upcoming Suicide Squad, which includes Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Ben Affleck, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Scott Eastwood

Coming soon: Suicide Squad will be out in theaters August 5. Cara's character is third from the right

Coming soon: Suicide Squad will be out in theaters August 5. Cara's character is third from the right

What a difference: Cara's cast mates have all undergone huge transformations for the upcoming film

What a difference: Cara's cast mates have all undergone huge transformations for the upcoming film

  

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