Carey is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live for Thursday, April 1st between 12:05-1:05 a.m., ET.
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Emma Thompson was on a red carpet yesterday talking about the remake of My Fair Lady that she’s written, and she said, “I think Carey is set to play it.”
Well, that’s nice. [Laughs]
Well, that’s hugely flattering. That would be great. I really don’t know, at this point, what’s happening with that. That’s lovely that Emma said that, that’s really nice, but honestly, I don’t know.
What about Effie?
I actually don’t know what’s happening with that. I read that script about two years ago, and that’s another sort of difficult, independent British film. It’s hard to get made. I don’t know if that film’s going, but yeah, I was attached to that.
There’s been chatter that you might star in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for David Fincher.
I would LOVE to do that. I’m not even gonna lie! I would love…not that I was lying before, but yeah, I would love to do that. That would be insane. I’m obsessed with those books, as everyone else is, but no, I haven’t had a phone call. That would be awesome, I would love to play that part, but that hasn’t come to me.
(You can read the rest of the interview here.)
Last night, Carey attended the premiere of “The Greatest” in LA looking very chic and sophisticated! More photos will be added as they come in, enjoy
British actress Carey Mulligan is set to play Eliza Doolittle in a remake of My Fair Lady, according to the film’s writer Emma Thompson.
Speaking to BBC 5 live at the premiere of her latest movie Nanny McPhee, the star said they have yet to cast the male lead of Henry Higgins. It has been reported that Hugh Grant is linked to the role. Thompson said that she would “love him to do it”, but added nothing had been confirmed yet.
When asked whether it was true that Mulligan had been cast in the musical movie, Thompson said: “I think Carey is set to play it, yes.
Effie, a film based on the relationship between Victorian poet and artist, John Ruskin and his unfortunate wife Effie Gray will go into production next month. The film is written by Emma Thompson who will also play Lady Eastlake, and the Oscar-nominated Carey Mulligan will be in the starring role of Gray.
Richard Laxton is directing and Thompson’s husband, Greg Wise, is to produce the film and play the part of Ruskin. According to thefancarpet he and Thompson asked Mulligan to take the part before her success in An Education:
“Carey has a rare quality of being open and unfettered. At the time Effie said she would have borne anything, had Ruskin just been kind. But I can’t play him as an ogre because the audience need to understand why she married this man.”
Ruskin and Gray’s unconsummated love affair will be central to the plot of the film. United on his wedding night in April 1848 with Effie Gray, the girl who had been the object of some of his most beautiful writing during their courtship, Ruskin suddenly realizes he has made a mistake and postpones the consummation.