|Carey Mulligan as
In Georgian England, Mrs. Bennet raises her five daughters – Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia with the purpose of getting married with a rich husband that can support the family. They are not from the upper class, and their house in Hertfordshire will be inherited by a distant cousin if Mr. Bennet dies. When the wealthy bachelor Mr. Bingley and his best friend Mr. Darcy arrive in town to spend the summer in a mansion nearby their property, the shy and beautiful Jane falls in love for Mr. Bingley, and Lizzie finds Mr. Darcy a snobbish and proud man, and she swears to loathe him forever. This is the beginning of their wonderful love story.
The actresses who make up the Bennett family (Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Talulah Riley, and Carey Mulligan went to the Bennett house location, in Kent, before the crew, and played Sardines (similar to Hide and Seek in America) in order to get better acquainted with the house and each other before filming began.
US version has a different ending: after Mr. Bennet and Elizabeth’s conversation, a scene follows where Darcy and “Mrs. Darcy” are at Pemberley talking about their happiness.
According to the director’s commentary, Carey Mulligan (Kitty) thought of her mother’s funeral during her first crying scene (also her first film). On subsequent takes, when she ran dry, Carey thought of what song would be played at her own funeral. It didn’t work quite as well.
Lydia Bennet: [excited] He’s single.
Kitty Bennet: [excited] He’s single.