British model Cara Delevingne may come from a wealthy family but she has admitted that life hasn't always been easy for her. Cara says her childhood was quite sad because she was dealing with her mother's heroin addiction and also found school very difficult. The only thing that made her feel better was acting. Cara candidly explained: ''[My childhood was] pretty sad. My mother battled a heroin addiction for years and is now writing her memoir. As a child I suffered a lot because I wasn't able to spend much time with her and then at 15 this terrible wave of depression hit me. School was a nightmare for me and life felt awful. That's when I discovered that acting was my only way to feel alive.''
The model-turned-actress also comments that she refuses to be guarded in public and will always be herself even when people are watching. However, she does refuse to talk about some elements of her private life: ''I find that always watching what you see in public is a huge waste of time and really horrible way to live because it's so restrictive. I know people who are very preoccupied with what they say and do, and try to say what the public wants to hear. I can't live that way. The only real limit I have is what I say about my private life. I know something I might say because I'm trying to be funny or because I'm tired or in a bad mood might get me into trouble and then people might feel entitled to judge you. I still think though, it's easier for me to be myself and be willing to say I am who I am.''