Model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne has many talents, and it turns out that beatboxing is definitely one of them. While the Suicide Squad star was on The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon persuaded her to spit a beat for the crowd. Not only was she game, she was good.
In the clip, Fallon “surprises” Delevingne by asking her to showcase her beatboxing skills, and then promptly hands her a mic, as Fallon is want to do. “Just give me a second,” Delevingne requests before taking a moment to loudly clear her throat. Once her game face is on, she launches right into it — and it’s downright impressive. Fallon gets so into it that he asks The Roots’ Tariq Trotter to rap over her freestyle beat. The impromptu performance ends when Trotter and Delevingne both dissolve into laughter, but even thought Trotter was a little behind the beat, as Fallon tells her, Delevingne was “fantastic.”
Delevingne likely won’t have a chance to beatbox as Suicide Squad‘s Enchantress, but her character does have special abilities, including the ability to manipulate magic. The villainess will be part of the elite team of jailed bad guys who are offered commuted prison sentences in exchange for taking on high-stakes black ops missions for the U.S. Government. Sharing the screen with Delevingne will be a host of familiar faces (albeit substantially altered ones, based on the first photos of them in costume); the DC Comics movie adaptation will also star Jared Leto (The Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Will Smith (Deadshot), and Ben Affleck (Batman).
Delevingne will appear next in Paper Towns, in theaters on July 24, while Suicide Squad is due out on Aug. 5, 2016. It looks like this acting thing is going to work out for Delevingne, so she probably won’t need to fall back on her beatboxing skills.