Carey news is very slow at the moment, but I saw this little tidbit today and couldn’t resist sharing!
When Carey Mulligan was preparing for her Great Gatsby audition (she will be Daisy in Baz Luhrmann’s production) she asked Ashley and Mary-Kate for sartorial help – good call, Carey! ‘I couldn’t believe what they did when I texted in a panic about having nothing to wear for my audition for Gatsby! I was hoping they’d send me some things from The Row, but then these huge boxes arrived—Ashley’s entire collection of thirties vintage dresses.’ Petite in height but with oh-so-very-big hearts!
Baz Luhrmann’s 3D take on The Great Gatsby will shoot in Sydney in August — beating out the iconic story’s home town of New York — after a deal was signed with the New South Wales (NSW) state government Friday, it was announced here Sunday.
The film is the first live-action 3D movie to be shot in NSW. Filming will take place at Sydney’s Fox Studios, with Warner Bros. backing the feature and Luhrmann’s Bazmark Films producing.
Leonardo DiCaprio will star as Jay Gatsby while Carey Mulligan has been offered the role of Daisy Buchanan.
Murmurs about a Sydney shoot have been swirling around the industry here for several weeks. Luhrmann’s last two features, Australia and Moulin Rouge were both shot at Fox Studios.
NSW Premier Kristina Kenneally said the film will inject AUS$120 million ($118 million) into the NSW economy, with the shoot to last 17 weeks and another 30 weeks to be spent on post production.
An estimated 275 crew will be employed during pre-production; more than 400 cast and crew will be employed during principal photography; and an estimated 150 post production and visual effects crew will also be employed.
Pre-production starts next month.
No details of the level of incentives provided to the film were immediately available but its a boost to the local industry with no big budget offshore features slated to shoot in Australia.
“This comes at a good time for the film industry,” Keneally said. “Australia was thought to be losing international filmmaking due to the strong Aussie dollar – put simply, this is a big win.”
With the impending UK release of Never Let Me Go, the hauntingly enigmatic movie based on Kauzo Ishiguro’s acclaimed novel of the same name, here is an interview with Carey Mulligan who stars as the adult Kathy and the story’s narrator, a human clone and carer whose lifelong friendship with Keira Knightley’s Ruth and Andrew Garfield’s Tommy lies at the core of what’s a haunting love story and a devastating and desolate meditation on life and death and the loss of innocence. Never Let Me Go hits cinemas nationwide 11th February 2011. The film was released on DVD in the US Febuary 1st.
You’re a fan of not only of the book, Never Let Me Go, but of Kazuo Ishiguro’s writing in general, aren’t you?
Never Let Me Go is my favourite of Ishiguro’s novels, but I sort of love everything he’s written. It’s the lack of sentimentality and these unreliable narrators he creates, these people who can’t say exactly how they feel and so they reveal themselves without knowing. Everything he talks about is so small and beautiful and detailed and never sort of forces you into any sort of emotion but it’s completely overwhelming in spite of that.
I read [Never Let Me Go] in 2006 and then I read the script last year. Then it went away, like English films do, but then it came back in. She’s 31 in the book and I thought, that’s really annoying, I won’t be able to play her for ages and if they do a film soon I won’t ever get to play Kathy [because] I genuinely wanted to play it from the minute I read the book. But they moved it down to 26 in the script [and] it’s all worked out rather well for me.
What did you think of Alex Garland’s script when you first read it?
The minute I read [Kathy’s] voiceover I was sort of in. It was so beautiful and was exactly what Ishiguro wrote. The script’s so faithful to the book.
For months we’ve heard that Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrman has been workshopping an adaptation the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. Then there was a hotly contested casting search for the role of Daisy, with the role eventually going to Carey Mulligan. Finally, Luhrman mentioned he might shoot the film in 3D.
Now Luhrman, who has only directed four films since 1992, isn’t even sure he’s going to make the film. A final decision will be made by the end of the week.
Vulture caught up with the director at the Director’s Guild of America awards and asked him about the latest on The Great Gatsby.
I gotta make a decision in three days’ time [on] whether to do it or not.
But hasn’t he been working on the film for a long time?
I think I’ve been a bit shaded out because I want everything to be perfectly positioned on it, there will be news by the end of the week.
While Luhrman is the kind of perfectionist who probably would throw away an incredible cast and screenplay, in addition to the rights which he owns, I don’t think he will. He’s probably just saying this kind of thing as a bargaining chip so he can get a better deal. I know if I was a movie studio, and I had DiCaprio, Maguire and Mulligan all ready to go, and I heard my director was being flaky, I’d pay him what he wanted in order to get the project done.
If the project does come together by the end of the week, it wouldn’t be able to start for a few months anyway as DiCaprio is getting ready to shoot J. Edgar with Clint Eastwood.
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It’s the day of the premiere and confusion reigns inside the London hotel. TV cables are snaking down the corridors, photographers stand in huddles and the doors keep opening and shutting like a Feydeau farce. The press minders, meantime, have turned harried and irritable. “What time are we leaving, Jane?” barks one to the other. “It’s Kate,” Kate snaps back.
In all the hubbub it takes me a moment to register Carey Mulligan, hiding out on a window-seat with her back to the light. Her blond bob is scrunched, her make-up applied. At first glance, she might be a 14-year-old trying to pass for 18 at the local nightclub. Then she gets to her feet and is instantly transformed, looming 5ft 10in in her tottering heels. Her voice is in her boots; rich and deep, at least three octaves lower than it ought to be. Everything about her is quietly confounding.
In the course of a hectic six-year career, Mulligan has conspired to look both young and old, plain and beautiful. She was flyweight and mousy as Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice, grave and soulful as Ada Clare in the BBC production of Bleak House; impishly vulnerable in her Oscar-nominated breakthrough in An Education, a broken bird when she played The Seagull on Broadway. I can’t tell whether she’s a wizened, watchful Miss Marple in the guise of a limpid ingénue, or the other way around. “I have a very forgettable face,” she explains ruefully. “I don’t look specific.”
Glee‘s executive producer Ryan Murphy has revealed that he would love Carey Mulligan to appear on the show.
In a previous Vogue interview, Mulligan suggested that she was interested in a cameo but was considered “not famous enough”.
However, Murphy told People: “I thought [her comment] was sort of funny because I love her, and I would definitely 100% put her on the show… I actually saw her not too long ago and I said, ‘You’re famous enough’. She blushed. She’s very sweet.”
However, Murphy explained that there are no plans to create a guest role for Mulligan just yet.
“We’re not writing anything for her [right now] because I think she is busy with a couple of projects,” he said. “But I do love her.”
Carey Mulligan is returning to the New York stage this spring — and she’ll be losing her mind.
The elfin star of An Education is set to star in an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1961 film, Through a Glass Darkly. The adaptation is set to premiere off-Broadway starting May 13.
The 25-year-old actress will play an intense young woman harrowed by psychiatric illness who spirals out of control while on holiday with her husband, father and brother.
Jokes the Oscar-nominated star: “Everyone wants to play someone with a problem.”
The play will be at the Atlantic Theater Company. The rest of the cast will be announced later.
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I just wanted to share with you a couple of inspiring quotes from Carey’s current Elle UK interview – I think it’s lovely to see our favourite girl embracing natural looking bodies!
Carey Mulligan has a thin figure to begin with so it is hard to imagine, but she recently had to lose weight for her role in An Education, an Oscar nominated film.? It is certainly an experience that Carey does is not wishing to repeat in the future.
Weetabix for breakfast, soup for lunch and salad for dinner. ‘No, I will not have that glass of wine! Put that pizza away!’ It was not fun. I look back and it’s really, really not worth depriving yourself,” says the star.
Weetabix is a whole bran biscuit that is commonly served like cereal over milk.? It can be served hot or cold and with or without other adaptations such as fruit or sugar, although it is doubtful Carey was adding sugar.
Even though Carey went on this diet for the sake of her movie character, she would not recommend anyone doing it.? She wasn’t even pleased with the results once she saw the movie for herself.
I was very thin at the beginning of ‘An Education’ and I remember the scene where I’m dancing and you can see my spine. Yuck,” Mulligan reveals. “I would never want to be so thin that someone would think it was a good idea to be thin, and make themselves miserable.”
Later: I have now added 8 pretty icons to the downloads section for you to use on forums and livejournal.
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With a new year quickly approaching, we’re doing more than stocking up on Champagne and re-remembering the lyrics to “Auld Lang Syne.” We’re also stopping to reflect on the year that was: and what a year 2010 was for fashion, music, and film. Ke$ha convinced us to throw away our toothbrushes; Justin Bieber melted 12-year-old hearts worldwide; and James Franco managed to juggle about nine careers at once. They (and 15 others) deserve to be recognized for their efforts! And so, without further ado, we are proud to present: Interview’s Faces of 2010.
The Newly-Minted Icon: Carey Mulligan
We fell in love with Carey Mulligan last year, after her star-making role in An Education. So it was with great pleasure that we watched her flourish in 2010: starring in The Greatest, with Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan; the heart-wrenching Never Let Me Go; and Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, with Michael Douglas and Shia LaBoeuf. Mulligan’s reputation as Hollywood’s best young actress was cemented in November, when she beat out an impressive slate of peers (Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Amanda Seyfried-the list goes on) to be cast as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Mulligan will take on another iconic role soon, as well: she’s playing Eliza Doolittle a remake My Fair Lady written by Emma Thompson.
Quotable in 2010: “I do remember when Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes came to see The Seagull. I didn’t know that they were there until afterwards, but it was one of those nights where I just couldn’t get myself into the play, where I get offstage and get into a taxi to go home and am like, ‘That was horrible.’ But afterwards, I was taking off my costume, and someone said, ‘Oh my god-Kate Winslet was here!’ I just burst into tears,” Mulligan confessed in April.
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Carey Mulligan says she is “still in shock” at being cast as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s planned remake of The Great Gatsby.
Almost a month has passed since the Australian director phoned Mulligan while the star was on the red carpet at the Fashion Council Awards in New York.
After being informed of her audition success Mulligan promptly burst into tears, and she told the BBC that she is still struggling to take the news in.
Speaking at the British Independent Film Awards, where she won the Best Actress prize for her performance in Never Let Me Go, Mulligan said: “I’d auditioned twice and waited for a fortnight, and called my agent every two hours for two weeks – he almost sacked me.
“It was a huge huge shock and I can’t believe I’m going to be working with the people I’m going to be working with.
“I have a copy of it by my bed that I’m obsessively reading. I can’t wait, but I don’t think it’s happening until summer so it’s a long time.”
Leonardo DiCaprio has been tipped to play the title role in Luhrmann’s take on F Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, with Tobey Maguire slated to appear as Nick Carraway.