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!)
Carey has been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Jenny in An Education and An Education has also been nominated for Best Picture!
Congratulations to Carey and the rest of the cast! 😀
The gallery is now sporting a brand new layout thanks so much to my good friend Laura! I hope everyone loves it as much as I do 😀