It’s the day of the premiere and confusion reigns inside the London hotel. TV cables are snaking down the corridors, photographers stand in huddles and the doors keep opening and shutting like a Feydeau farce. The press minders, meantime, have turned harried and irritable. “What time are we leaving, Jane?” barks one to the other. “It’s Kate,” Kate snaps back.
In all the hubbub it takes me a moment to register Carey Mulligan, hiding out on a window-seat with her back to the light. Her blond bob is scrunched, her make-up applied. At first glance, she might be a 14-year-old trying to pass for 18 at the local nightclub. Then she gets to her feet and is instantly transformed, looming 5ft 10in in her tottering heels. Her voice is in her boots; rich and deep, at least three octaves lower than it ought to be. Everything about her is quietly confounding.
In the course of a hectic six-year career, Mulligan has conspired to look both young and old, plain and beautiful. She was flyweight and mousy as Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice, grave and soulful as Ada Clare in the BBC production of Bleak House; impishly vulnerable in her Oscar-nominated breakthrough in An Education, a broken bird when she played The Seagull on Broadway. I can’t tell whether she’s a wizened, watchful Miss Marple in the guise of a limpid ingénue, or the other way around. “I have a very forgettable face,” she explains ruefully. “I don’t look specific.”
Glee‘s executive producer Ryan Murphy has revealed that he would love Carey Mulligan to appear on the show.
In a previous Vogue interview, Mulligan suggested that she was interested in a cameo but was considered “not famous enough”.
However, Murphy told People: “I thought [her comment] was sort of funny because I love her, and I would definitely 100% put her on the show… I actually saw her not too long ago and I said, ‘You’re famous enough’. She blushed. She’s very sweet.”
However, Murphy explained that there are no plans to create a guest role for Mulligan just yet.
“We’re not writing anything for her [right now] because I think she is busy with a couple of projects,” he said. “But I do love her.”
Carey Mulligan is returning to the New York stage this spring — and she’ll be losing her mind.
The elfin star of An Education is set to star in an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1961 film, Through a Glass Darkly. The adaptation is set to premiere off-Broadway starting May 13.
The 25-year-old actress will play an intense young woman harrowed by psychiatric illness who spirals out of control while on holiday with her husband, father and brother.
Jokes the Oscar-nominated star: “Everyone wants to play someone with a problem.”
The play will be at the Atlantic Theater Company. The rest of the cast will be announced later.
Carey is featured in PopSugar‘s top 5 moments at the 2011 Palm Springs Film Festival, the video clip featuring the pick was kindly sent in by Jamie.
Another one of Carey’s earlier TV appearances has surfaced! I’ve managed to get screen captures of her as Sister Bridgid from Waking the Dead, which aired in 2007. Enjoy!
Carey’s first public appearance in 2011 was at the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, where she was presented with the award for Best Breakthrough Performance by her Never Let Me Go co-star Andrew Garfield! I absolutely loved her 50s style Prada dress, which she accessorized with a Cartier 18K White Gold and Diamond Cocktail Ring. The first batch of pictures have been added, enjoy!