One of the opportunities to come out of “An Education” is Mulligan’s role in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps,” in which she stars as Winnie Gekko, opposite Michael Douglas as her father, Gordon Gekko. Though that film is currently in production and her breakout role in “An Education” has Hollywood insiders buzzing, Mulligan says it’s been difficult to convince friends and family that things are going well in Los Angeles. “I used to be on BBC One a lot in these costume dramas, so occasionally my parents’ friends would see me. Nothing I’ve done [recently] has come out, so, of course, they’re like, ‘Well, clearly she’s struggling,’ ” Mulligan says with a laugh.
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