THR: Who influenced you when you were growing up?
Carey Mulligan: When I decided to do “Wall Street 2″ — because I knew that that would be the biggest thing I’d done and my face would be seen by more people than it had ever been seen by before — my mum said, “You can try it and if you hate it you can just come back and be a theater actress in London.” And I was like, that sounds (great) — it’s difficult to have a consistent theater career in London. That would be brilliant. That’s not a compromise or a Plan B.
THR: Did your parents want you to act?
Mulligan: No. We don’t have anyone in our world that’s an actor. I was very angry at them for being so against it but we just had no example of anyone in our life that — my parents ran hotels, my brother was very academic and went to Oxford. I think they just thought that I had to get some sort of a degree to have something to fall back on.
THR: Did you?
Mulligan: I got my A-levels. I was supposed to get an A and two Bs to study drama at Royal Holloway, and I got three Bs so I started working in a pub. I was a barmaid. I had just turned 18 and I looked about 12.
Carey attended The British Independent Film Awards today looking very, very chic and gorgeous! 6 photos have been added to the gallery which we will be updating when more photos come in
EDIT: Carey won best actress for “An Education“! We’re all so happy and proud, congratulations Carey!
The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures have named Carey as Best Actress for “An Education“!
Congratulations Carey! A well deserved honor!
Screen captures from the screen test interview Carey did for New York Times “T Magazine” in August are now in the gallery. Amanda linked it in this post and I did not find any captures from it so I decided to add them. Enjoy!
Hello, everyone. I am Sarika and I am helping out here at the site! Screen captures from Carey’s appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on November 27 are now in the gallery. You can watch the interview at the official site here.
Carey has been nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actress in “An Education“! This is a wonderful accomplishment as she’s going up against such amazing actresses as Emily Blunt, Abbie Cornish and Penelope Cruz.
Congratulations and good luck Carey!
This first official poster for “The Electric Slide” has been released featuring Carey and Ewan McGregor as well as the official poster for “Effie” which you can view here (Carey isn’t featured in it). Thank you Ann for the tip.
Collider.com also provided the synopses for “The Electric Slide” and “Effie“:
The Electric Slide tells the true story of suave hipster and celebrity-magnet Eddie Dodson, who in 1980s Los Angeles owned and ran one of the city’s most stylish art deco furniture stores. Celebrities flocked to buy the latest pieces and Eddie was living the high life along with the Hollywood elite.
John Ruskin – the renowned art critic famously dubbed “The Greatest Victorian” takes young Effie Gray as his wife. Effie is twenty years younger and her expectations of marital love are confounded by her husband’s bizarre and troubled personal behaviour. She must also contend with Ruskin’s controlling and snobbish mother. In an attempt to redraw their relationship, Effie and John move to Venice so John may continue his work as Effie seeks solace in the beauty of the city and its people. Venice does little to relieve the stress of their already fragile relationship, and so the unhappy couple move to Scotland accompanied by Ruskin’s protégé, the handsome artist John Everett Millais. As Millais witnesses Ruskin’s disdain for Effie and how truly disconnected the couple are, he begins to feel for her in a way that her husband cannot. Effie must attempt to escape her poisonous marriage without alerting the scandal mongers and attempt to secure romantic fulfillment in the arms of her husband’s young artist friend.
I have just added 301 screen captures of Carey’s first ever film role, as the giggly and bubbly Katherine “Kitty” Bennet from 2005’s “Pride & Prejudice” – enjoy!
Photos of Carey and Shia on set in New York last night. Looks like a different location and is it just me, or does Carey look pregnant (well, her character =P)? Possible storyline maybe? Thanks to my good friend Annika for the tip!