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
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.