Cara Delevingne: model, actress 'hopeless romantic'

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The world's press are gathered at a news conference for Luc Besson's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" and Dane DeHaan is waxing lyrical about co-star Cara Delevingne.

The pair spent six months in Paris filming as intergalactic special ops agents Valerian and Laureline in the $180 million blockbuster, which comes out Friday, and DeHaan was clearly bowled over by Delevingne's infectious joie de vivre.

"I was just so happy to see her every day and be around her and feed off that energy," DeHaan told reporters at the event in Beverly Hills.

It sounds like the usual mutual back-slapping in which actors indulge on promotional tours but he is clearly being sincere, and in any case it is the kind of observation frequently made by people who have worked with the 24-year-old Londoner.

One of the world's most in-demand models, Delevingne has earned millions of dollars walking the runways of London, Paris and Milan for the likes of Burberry and Chanel, and graced countless covers of Vogue.

But acting has always been her first love.

Her rise in movies since her debut in Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina" (2012) alongside Keira Knightley has been swift, with starring parts in teen fable "Paper Towns" and the super-villain blockbuster "Suicide Squad."