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.