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Most fans not involved with the entertainment industry don't realize that the audition process can be a long and grueling one. Memorize the script, audition, call back. Memorize tweaks, audition, call back. Wash, rinse, repeat. It can be a frustrating process.

But for Suicide Squad actress Cara Delevingne, the process pushed her into something closer to red-hot rage. Time recently ran a profile on her for her upcoming film Paper Towns, and the actress shared a hilarious anecdote about her audition for Enchantress - specifically, how crazy director David Ayer drove her.

Initially, she auditioned for the role before Ayer had even finished the script. So instead, Ayer had her read from the role of Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Delevingne was confident she had the audition in hand, as she'd played the exact role in a previous production.

But during her audition, she said, Ayer had her read the lines so many times and in so many different ways that she was ready to hit something, wanting to "beat people up" in her frustration.

"I was like, 'Honestly, if I go outside and punch people, you've got to come get me out of jail because I am so furious.' He sparked a fucking fury in me," she admitted.

And that fury will apparently carry over to the screen, as well. The willowy actress loves her hyper-violent role, gushing, "It's going to be freakin' awesome. I kill people with my bare hands!"

Lesson learned: Do not mess with Enchantress. But also, do not mess with Cara Delevingne.

Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5th, 2016.


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