Performer of the Week: Cara Delevingne

TVLine | 8/31/2019 | Team TVLine
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THE PERFORMANCE | In the opening hours of Amazon’s fantasy drama, Delevingne introduced us to Vignette Stonemoss as a refugee faerie with a chip on her shoulder so sizable, you wondered how she ever got airborne. She demonstrated selfless resolve, sure, but once she learned that long-lost love Philo was alive, her re-broken heart lent itself to a certain darkness.

That is why the third episode — comprised almost entirely of flashbacks to when Vignette met Philo (played by Orlando Bloom), during the war — drove home what fine work Delevingne is doing here. As Vignette playfully mocked Philo’s favorite book as “the maddest thing I’ve ever heard,” a tale of a man who “just finds people living on the moon,” we saw how though they came from two different worlds, there was that instant spark.

Bond - Deepend - Vignette - Book - Droll

Their bond deepend soon after, when Vignette, having burned through the book herself, gushed about how what she assumed would be a “droll, colonialist fantasy” wound up being something “extraordinary.” It had touched her the same way it did Philo, though for differently unique reasons.

Delevingne shared a similar intensity in Vignette’s flashback scenes with Tourmaline (Karla Crome), who had come to realize that in the time she had been displaced by the war, Vignette found love, and with a Burgish man. “It never ended,” Vignette said of the closeness the ladies had shared. “It just… changed.”

Delevingne - Performance - Scene - Vignette - Philo

Capping Delevingne’s noteworthy performance was a scene set back in the present, where Vignette reminded Philo of how close they had been, and how he destroyed that with his deception. When Philo explained that he faked his death to protect them both, Vignette countered that together, “We would have...
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