written by Elise   |   Posted on 2018-06-23

NY Times — Carey Mulligan doesn’t like to take the easy route. When, against her parents’ wishes, she auditioned for drama schools, she chose a monologue from Sarah Kane’s “4.48 Psychosis,” a play about depression and suicide. The schools turned her down, but she persevered, securing a role in the 2005 “Pride and Prejudice” film, then earning plaudits as Nina in Ian Rickson’s stage production of “The Seagull.” In 2009, she won an Oscar nomination for her nuanced portrayal of a teenager who becomes involved with an older man in “An Education.”

Ever since, film has taken precedence over theater. But Ms. Mulligan, 33, is back onstage for a New York run in Dennis Kelly’s “Girls & Boys,” which opens June 20 at the Minetta Lane Theater. The play, which originated at the Royal Court Theater and is directed by Lyndsey Turner, is a 90-minute monologue in which Ms. Mulligan offers an autobiographical account of her relationship with the man who becomes her husband, and which ends with a bone-chilling revelation. (Audible Inc., the audiobook subsidiary of Amazon, is bringing the performance to New York and recording it for an audio play.) British critics were mixed on Mr. Kelly’s writing, but Ms. Mulligan’s performance provoked no ambivalence. She succeeds “in taking us to the darkest recesses of human behavior without a jot of sensationalism,” wrote Dominic Cavendish in the Daily Telegraph.

During an interview over coffee in late May, Ms. Mulligan seemed relaxed even though she was about to pack up her family for her New York stint. (She has a three-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son with her pop singer husband Marcus Mumford.) “I love New York,” she said, before going on to talk about why she does relatively little theater work, how she struggled through the “Girls & Boys” rehearsals, and whether it’s hard to switch off after a show. Here are edited excerpts from the conversation.


How did you approach being on your own onstage? I worked through the script with everyone and it all felt very normal. Then one day, I stood up on my own to perform it, and it was really, really difficult. I had never had so much trouble in rehearsal. I would get two pages in, my throat would get tight, and I’d say, “I can’t do it.” Even two weeks before the opening, we were doing a run, and I did one page and my throat seized up. I actually fell to my knees and had to leave the room. I was freaking out. All those lovely people, coming to rehearsals, I had bailed on them and it was humiliating. But I felt either I will get onstage and have a panic attack, or it will work. And, unbelievably, they trusted me, and it worked. I think I couldn’t be alone; I needed the audience.

How do you prepare for a performance? I have an insane two-and-a-half hour routine. I get to the theater at five, eat something, go to sleep at six for half an hour, shower and do makeup and then go down onstage to warm up. In London, two previews in, I said to Lyndsey, “I’m so lonely, can someone come and warm up with me?” So the whole crew would come and play [the board game] Articulate!, which was so great. I’m hoping that in New York there will be some willing participants!

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written by Elise   |   Posted on 2018-05-12

Several additional portraits of Carey photographed for both Self Assignment and The Hollywood Reporter during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival have been added to our gallery.

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written by Elise   |   Posted on 2018-05-10

The “Wildlife” Promotion at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival (International Critics’ Week) kicked off yesterday (May 9) in Cannes, France. Alongside Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano, Carey attended the “Wildlife” Photocall, followed by the Grey Goose and DIRECTV Party celebrating the film. She was wearing a Dior Spring 2018 Haute Couture streamer dress. High-quality images have been added to our gallery.

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written by Elise   |   Posted on 2018-01-21

The “Wildlife” Promotion at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival kicked off yesterday (January 20) in Park City. Alongside Zoe Margaret Colletti, Ed Oxenbould, Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano, Carey visited the Variety Studio, the Deadline Studio and the IndieWire Studio to discuss the film.

Jake Gyllenhaal joined the team for the “Wildlife” Premiere and After Party at the end of the day. Several high-quality images have been added to our gallery.

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