British ingénue Carey Mulligan has the throaty, sexy voice of a woman twice her age with poise and sophistication to match. Yet, as she peppers her musings on fame and fright with unconscious speech fillers — “kind of,” “like,” “sort of” — one is reminded that she is, indeed, an ’80s baby.
“I’d seen Wall Street when I was, like, 12 years old. It was made (around) the year I was born, so obviously I didn’t catch it when it first came out,” the actress, 24, quips while discussing her highly anticipated Oliver Stone collaboration, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
“The premieres are scary. Golden Globes was nerve-racking, but slightly less so. … The red carpet for (awards shows) aren’t as exposing as the red carpet for the premieres because there’s so many people and there’s someone more famous coming up behind you,” she says. “You don’t feel on show for very long before they go, ‘Oh my God — there’s Clooney!’ and then suddenly, you’re gone. … It’s only when you have to stand in front of the cameras for, like, five minutes that it starts getting galling. It’s mainly the cameras that freak me out.”
Mulligan plans to take her parents as her dates for the Oscars on March 7, which is not surprising, considering her mother has accompanied the star, who says she spent the Sundance screening of Education with “my head shoved up (my agent’s) armpit,” to several awards shows already. Mulligan picked up the best-actress award from the National Board of Review and has racked up nominations from BAFTA, the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards.
Mulligan hopes to return to theater — which she calls “all-consuming” and “addictive” — at some point next year. Between now and then, though, she’ll have to get used to being one of Hollywood’s “it” girls, which means more nerve-racking moments on the red carpet.
“It’s not a natural thing to stand on the red carpet in a pair of shoes that you would never ordinarily wear, and a dress that you would never ordinarily wear, and have a hundred people take your picture. It’s this horrible feeling that it’s self-promotion. You feel so awful that you’re trying to be some big deal.”
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Last night (Feb 07), Carey, along with Saoirse Ronan, Emily Blunt and Michael Stuhlbarg were the receprients at the 2010 Virtuoso Awards as part of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Pictures are being added to the gallery asap – and I must note how much I love Carey’s dress, it’s different and beautiful
Carey Mulligan has reportedly been offered the role of Eliza Doolittle in the remake of My Fair Lady.
The actress, who recently received an Academy Award nomination for her role in An Education, is up for the part after Keira Knightley turned down the part.
According to the Daily Mail: “The actress has not been formally offered the part yet – and won’t be until Columbia Pictures agrees the film’s budget.
“Carey and the My Fair Lady filmmakers will keep talking until a deal can be struck.”
Thanks to Jennifer for sending us these beautiful HQ scans of Carey in Vanity Fair!
First off: Congratulations Carey for her Oscar nomination! As previously mentioned, Carey was at Newsweek’s 13th Oscar Roundtable. You can read the transcript of it here and watch the videos of the discussions here.
All the actors in attendance were part of a photo shoot and pictures have been added to the gallery.
Aside from saying CONGRATULATIONS CAREY! for her Oscar nomination, I just found this fantastically cute video from the Newsweek Oscar Roundtable Outtakes and felt the need to share it with you all Enjoy!
Jenny is 16, going on 17. But unlike Liesl, the milquetoast maiden in The Sound of Music, Jenny is one of those wry, dauntingly eloquent sixth-form English girls who seem to have emerged from the womb jaded by life. It’s this projected worldliness, as much as Jenny’s gamine prettiness, that attracts the attention of David (Peter Sarsgaard), an older suitor of sketchy background and considerable charm. Mulligan, 21 at the time of An Education’s filming, gets Jenny just right: one minute she’s a seen-it-all old pro who issues a cutting appraisal of her teacher; the next she’s a moony naïf who’s surrendered her senses to romance. Scherfig, the movie’s Danish director, has come a long way from the austere Dogme 95 principles of her breakthrough film, Italian for Beginners (2000). It’s Britain just before the Beatles, and she positively nails it: the bright, costumey colors of David’s louche café world and the pale, flecked wallpaper that imprisons Jenny’s dowdy parents.
(Thanks to Hilary for the tip!)