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Was Cara Delevingne Slimmed Down With VFX for ‘Suicide Squad’? (Video)

Backlash ensues over apparent body alterations to Tom Ford, Chanel model in polarizing superhero film

A new look at the visual effects behind “Suicide Squad” suggest that supermodel-turned-actress Cara Delevingne was altered to look slimmer.

The video clip showcases the VFX work deployed on the Warner Bros. film by Sony Imageworks, a staple in the action genre who have brought sequences to life for movies like “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

Delevingne’s character Enchantress is shown in various stages of effects, and there’s a pretty convincing GIF circulating (see below) that demonstrates how the spokeswoman for Chanel and Tom Ford was made to look thinner.

In the footage, Delevingne is first seen in practical body makeup and her costume (commonly referred to as a “hero plate,” or footage of a character before effects are layered on top). The following shots show the sides of her torso reduced dramatically, and her entire body lengthened from bust to thigh.

Representatives for the studio and Sony Imageworks did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.

“Disappointed, though unsurprised,” the official account for Teen Vogue tweeted over the images, echoing similar sentiments from the model’s fans.

“Suicide Squad,” a WB/DC Film, grossed nearly $750 million worldwide despite poor critical reception. It went on to win an Oscar. Watch the full VFX clip below the GIF.

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