Since her star-making performance in director Lone Scherfig’s An Education last fall, Carey Mulligan’s meteoric rise has itself become a cinematic affair—a quick-cutting whirlwind of awards shows, paparazzi, short hair, and self-effacing British charm. The 24-year-old Mulligan’s portrayal of a precocious but naïve schoolgirl whose hunger for experience leads her to become romantically involved with an older man (played brilliantly by Peter Sarsgaard) earned her an Oscar nomination. But Mulligan’s impressive work in An Education isn’t the only reason why many are finding great solace in her emergence as one of the most important young actresses working today. It’s what her success represents: the triumph of talent, acelebration of difference, and a small victory for a young woman who sounds believable when she says she’s in it for the roles and not the acclaim. “Carey stood out immediately,” Scherfig says. “Not because she reminded me of anyone—more perhaps because she didn’t.” “She has this great indefinable quality,” says Jim Sheridan, who directed Mulligan in his most recent film, Brothers. “Yet you feel like you immediately know who she is.” “In the British tradition, she holds a lot more in than an American actress,” offers Oliver Stone, who cast Mulligan as Winnie Gekko, the estranged daughter of Michael Douglas’s Gordon Gekko, in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, due out in September. “There’s a British reticence to Carey, a kind of apartness that, in my mind, characterizes Winnie Gekko, who has been alienated by life, family, the betrayal of her father, the death of her older brother, and the madness of her mother,” says Stone. “She wasn’t supposed to be typically American in her reactions to her environment. To the contrary—she was supposed to be rather terrified at the prospect of family.”
Thanks to our friend Mette we’ve been able to add scans of Carey in the April issue of Elle Denmark to the gallery. The magazine used the shoot that’s been used in other Elle magazines before but they are nice to look at nonetheless! Please do not repost these scans on another site!
We have finally uploaded screencaptures of Carey on Jimmy Kimmel Live from April 1st. You can watch the video of her appearance below. (A thank you goes to Kelly for helping us with the video!)
The people over at Popsugar have started a fun ‘play-off’ to help decide the nations favourite talents. Carey is currently pitted against Kate Hudson – do pop on over and vote for Carey by clicking this link here!
In February, Conde Nast announced iPad versions of five of its titles were being prepped, but Vogue and W weren’t among the initial group. Interview, however, is taking the plunge. Back in February, a video demo of their iPad app circulated, showing the photography and text of the magazine intermixed with video and audio content.
On April 3 in conjunction with the iPad launch, Interview will debut its April 2010 “iPad Issue” with a digital version designed specifically for the gadget. The application, which promises 330 screens of images and text (think the Jersey Shore editorial with Bar Refaeli by Terry Richardson and features on Ke$ha, Kellen Lutz, Justin Beiber), plus 20 minutes of video and audio content (including a Bruce Weber video), will be available on the iTunes iPad store for a special edition price of 99 cents. It precedes the print version by over a week — the April issue won’t hit newsstands until the week of April 12.
I couldn’t resist going out and buying Wonderland Magazine for this stunning photoshoot and interview with Carey! Please, if you do use them on your site, link back to us here at Carey Mulligan Online – it would mean a lot! Enjoy the pretty
Three additional pictures of the Wonderland photo shoot have been added to the gallery and one of the previous tagged ones has been replaced with an untagged version. Thanks again to Mette for the tipp!