For Flaunt‘s Issue 127, The Fabrication Issue, we snagged oh-so-svelt actress Carey Mulligan, whose future releases include Inside Llewyn Davis and the much-anticipated The Great Gatsby. Check out photos by the talented Stevie & Mada, and look for the complete feature—an experimental profile of the actress as told by a fictional childhood friend—when the magazine hits newsstands next week.
English actress Carey Mulligan graces the cover of Bazaar’s June issue in an ethereal cover shoot featuring Prada, Erdem and Bottega Veneta. She met with Ajesh Patalay to talk about life as Mrs Mumford, working with Leonardo di Caprio and those persistent pregnancy rumours. Below, Ajesh shares five behind-the-scenes things about Carey that you may not know.
CAREY’S ACTING HEROES…
…are Daniel Day Lewis and Cate Blanchet.
When she was at Woldingham, her girls boarding school in Surrey, she played John Proctor in the school production of The Crucible (the part played by Daniel Day Lewis in the film version). She met the actor at the British Independent Film Awards a few years ago. “He wrote me this beautiful handwritten note a couple of weeks afterwards just saying how nice it was to meet me and that he’d like An Education. His penmanship was beautiful. The note was the most beautiful thing. If my house was burning down I would save that. It is so precious.”
“When I was about 14 years old at school we had a copy in our rec room of Elisabeth starring Cate Blanchett and we just watched it over and over again. Then I met Cate in Sydney because she had worked with my co-star Joel Edgerton [who plays Tom Buchanan in Gatsby]. They had done A Streetcar Named Desire together, so we all went round to her house for lunch. She was so wonderful. She lived up to my expectations.”
CAREY’S MUSIC TO DANCE TO…
…She used to listen to LMFAO Party Rock Anthem on the set of The Great Gatsby. “That’s what we used to dance to. It’s also the song that made me laugh hysterically and there were lots of times when I needed to go into a scene with that kind of energy.”
THE LAST BIG GIG CAREY WENT TO (other than one of her husband’s)…
“… was the Take That Reunion at the O2 with friends when I was 21 or 22! I was a huge Take That fan when I was younger. I never went to cool Notting Hill dives. I don’t really know what to do with my hands at gigs.”
CAREY’S MIXED-CD SPECIAL…
… is for her grandmother who suffers from severe Alzheimer’s (Carey is an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society). “I make [her] mix-tape CDs of different music. Music is something she responds to. She used to sing along. Now she just taps along, which is an amazing indication of the things the brain retains. She really responds to male voice choirs and she loves Bryn Terfel.”
The Great Gatsby opens on both sides of the Atlantic on 10th May 2013.
Sorry for the delay with these, but I have just added all the pictures of Carey from her last four public appearances, including last night’s world premiere of The Great Gatsby. Huge thanks to Nicole, Heather and DeA for all the HQ images!
Public Appearances > 2013 > Apr 18 | Tiffany and Co. Blue Book Ball
Public Appearances > 2013 > Apr 26 | “The Great Gatsby” Press Conference
Public Appearances > 2013 > Apr 30 | Catherine Martin And Miuccia Prada Dress Gatsby Opening Cocktail
Public Appearances > 2013 > May 01 | “The Great Gatsby” World Premiere
Thanks to Collider, we have 17 gorgeous new HQ stills from The Great Gatsby. View all the Carey-related images in the gallery, and go to the original site to see the rest of the stills from the film.
Film Productions > The Great Gatsby (2013) > Stills
A whole host of clips from The Great Gatsby have been released over the weekend, giving a further glimpse into this gorgeous film. Watch a clip featuring Carey as Daisy below, and watch the rest over at Trailer Addict:
Thanks to the lovely Jess for letting us know that Carey is also on the April 13 cover of Io Donna, an Italian magazine, which has a new photoshoot and a 2-page interview inside. View all the scans in the gallery.
Press > from 2013 > Apr 13 | Io Donna
With The Great Gatsby just around the corner, Carey’s started to appear on the cover of a few magazines, including US Vogue and Interview Russia, and I have added both covers to the gallery. Scans will be added as soon as I can find them.
Along with 3-D effects and a soundtrack produced by Jay-Z, Baz Luhrmann’s spectacular, all-star production of The Great Gatsby casts the inimitable Carey Mulligan as Gatsby’s bewitching obsession, Daisy Buchanan.
“Here,” says Carey Mulligan, alighting excitedly on a page in a well-thumbed paperback biography of Zelda Fitzgerald. “ ‘She had no more worries than a puppy would have, or a kitten. . . .’ That’s Zelda. That’s Daisy.”
We are in a café in Covent Garden, and the 27-year-old actress is taking me through her research for the role of Daisy in Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Her blonde hair newly grown out, Mulligan is wearing some battered cowboy boots she bought in Montana (“I was thrown from an actual horse in them”), leggings, and a much-loved brown sweater with holes in the elbows, shrunk with too many washes. Last night, she stayed with her parents in order to take her mother to a cooking class as a belated Christmas present; she has just emerged from a five-hour marathon of pasta-making: “one big table and everyone mucking in, all tasting from the same pot.” Hence the jumbly, just-pulled-on clothes.
“I still haven’t moved everything into my grown-up house,” she explains, that being the house she has just bought in London with new husband Marcus Mumford, of the Grammy-winning British folk band Mumford & Sons. While she was home, she also looked for her Gatsby workbook. “My mum and I were in my bedroom last night because that’s where all my stuff went when I got back from Sydney. We were tearing through, trying to find it. I had Marcus check at home. I think I’ve lost it.”
She doesn’t seem too concerned, having brought with her instead a collection of battered paperbacks and a large sheaf of photocopied letters to F. Scott Fitzgerald from Ginevra King, the sixteen-year-old Chicago debutante with whom Fitzgerald first fell in love and who gave him the outline for so many of the women in his fiction. Princeton University Library copied the entire unpublished set for Mulligan, who devoured them as bedside reading, “soaking up her view of the world, the way she spoke,” she says, turning to one of the letters. “ ‘Yours ’til the little devils in hell go skating.’ I love that. ‘There’s so little to me that I’m not hard to forget quickly….’ That dichotomy between Daisy having that attitude but meaning the exact opposite….”
Another day, another set of beautiful Gatsby posters. The one of Carey and Leo as Daisy and Gatsby is just gorgeous! Check it out in HQ in the gallery.
Film Productions > The Great Gatsby (2013) > Posters
A third trailer for Carey’s upcoming film The Great Gatsby has been released today, showcasing more of the intricate relationship between Carey’s Daisy and Leonardo’s elusive Jay Gatsby, as well as some of the music we can expect to hear on the hotly-anticipated soundtrack. Watch the trailer below, and view HD sceen captures in the gallery.
Film Productions > The Great Gatsby (2013) > Trailer 3