written by Elise   |   Posted on 2015-12-21

I’ve just added a new portrait Carey has realized for The Wrap‘s annual exclusive Actors-Directors-Writers awards season coverage. Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) and Lily Tomlin (Grandma) are also featured on one snapshot:

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written by Elise   |   Posted on 2015-12-12

I’ve just added really nice pictures of Carey’s latest portrait, photographed by Al Seib for the Los Angeles Times, to the photo gallery. Continue reading as you will find part of her interview to promote ‘Suffragette’ below, but don’t forget to check out the original article back here.

“It sort of feels like this is the year,” Mulligan said, when feminism is “getting a basic understanding, as opposed to [feeling] like something you have to make a big deal about to stand behind. It’s a really basic idea. It isn’t that complicated.”

Carey Mulligan plays the unflappable Maud Watts, a young woman exploited since age 7 in one of London’s East End laundries, barely earning enough to help feed her husband and young son. She collaborated closely with Morgan and Gavron to steer clear of sentimentality in her performance, despite the wrenching conditions of Maud’s experience as she’s drawn into the movement.

“I was really worried she’d feel flat,” Mulligan said, turning to Gavron. “I remember, I sent you an email early on. And you wrote in the title [of your response] ‘Bold Bold Bold.’ That every choice in the performance we made would be bold.”

“It had to feel like that same girl at the beginning that had this huge awakening,” said (Director of the movie) Gavron. “It’s like that quote from Hannah Mitchell.”

“She, it was, that lit the flame that consumed the past,” Mulligan said, quoting “The Hard Way Up,” the memoir of English seamstress and suffragette Hannah Mitchell, whose commitment ended her marriage and led to her nervous breakdown. Mulligan kept the book on hand throughout filming.

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written by Elise   |   Posted on 2015-11-30

I’ve just added high-quality pictures of Carey photographed by Gabriel Goldberg for this year’s Deadline Awards Line, presenting his contenders. Be sure to check out the original article at Deadline.com to discover more about what Carey said on feminism and Jennifer Lawrence’s Pay Gap Platform.

Are you finding in your travels with the film that different nations define feminism differently?
Sarah (Gavron, the film’s director) has traveled with the film more than I have. I’ve been between America and London with it and I don’t think the definition of feminism is different between the two locations. Recently, it has felt like a new word… People are afraid of labels and I think this year they’re starting to reclaim what the word originally meant, in a positive way that’s interesting.

You’ve mentioned that girls are going to see Suffragette in packs in the U.K. I’m happy to see that what the film meant to me also speaks to these young girls. Life was incredibly hard then. Women had to fight for every single thing they had. To have a reminder of that, to recognize that and be grateful for that—these girls are seeing the strength of women who took pride in being women and all that power that they had to fight against a law that dictated “You can’t vote.” To hear that in places like Saudi Arabia women can’t exercise their right to vote is a ‘novelty’, and it’s a real reminder to these young girls to take the right seriously.

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written by Elise   |   Posted on 2015-11-19

Carey is featured in this year’s annual Actress Roundable for The Hollywood Reporter, where she met with 7 other actresses: Kate Winslet, Jane Fonda, Brie Larson, Helen Mirren, Charlotte Rampling, Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence. They spoke about pay gap, sex scenes and the price of speaking frankly, among other subjects. Check out the photoshoot in our gallery, as well as part of the interview below:

Are you ever afraid of acting?
All the time. (Laughter.)

Is it hard to find good roles?
People always say, “You played such a strong character.” I remember someone said that to me when I played a role in Shame, and she was a suicidal mess. I said, “She’s not strong at all; she’s incredibly weak.” But “strong” to people means “real.” It means you believe that’s a person who exists, as opposed to some two-dimensional depiction of women.

How do you prepare for that? (For a sex scene)
There’s always the things that you think are going to be tough. I’ve been nude once, and I was like, “Oh, that’s going to be a nightmare,” and actually that was fine. It’s kind of, “F— it, now I’m naked and everyone else isn’t. This is hilarious.” But [the toughest part of acting] is never a single thing. It’s more like a whole character. I find film really difficult — trying to make it feel like a consistent character when you’re filming everything out of order.

You had one scene with Meryl Streep in Suffragette. What did you talk about off-camera?
They didn’t have any shoes in her size. So she brought her Out of Africa shoes, so we were drilling her [about that].

Do you like to watch your own work?
I can’t watch any­thing. Nothing.

Is there any great actress you’ve learned from or wish you had worked with?
Marion Cotillard. But I also feel like I don’t want to be on the same screen as her because you would see through whatever I was doing.

Read the whole interview here.

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