Madden said the interview, aired in July, made Delevingne look “ungrateful” and added that if she was unable to play ball, then she shouldn’t have the privilege of acting.
Delevingne hit back at Madden in an angry Twitter post, branding him “desperate” after he spoke about her awkward interview, reports mirror.co.uk.
Insisting she had no idea who Madden even was, Delevingne wrote on the micro-blogging website: “I have no idea who you are but I think it’s a little desperate for a grown man to be bad mouthing someone they don’t know.”
“If you really want attention that badly, try focusing on your own work and not other people’s,” the post added.
Madden wrote back to say his comments had been taken out of context.
“Hi @Caradelevingne, nothing but respect for you. Misquoted and blown out of proportion. #SlowNewsWeek,” he wrote.
In an interview with Style magazine, Madden, who plays Prince Charming in “Cinderella” opposite Lily James, was quoted as saying: “It made her (Delevingne) seem ungrateful. She showed her age.
“For Cinderella I did six weeks of those interviews, where you get asked the same eight questions.”