Carey Mulligan Wisely Doesn’t Read Anything People Write About Her Online

Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2012

“I really try not to read anything [online], and then occasionally I will be completely self-destructive, once every six months, and it’s really horrible. Sometimes people write the most ghastly things, and it makes you feel like crap … A while ago I read some stuff, and it was tons of people all saying I wasn’t beautiful enough to be an actress. And I thought, well, that’s not what you’re meant to be. I’ve never aspired to play a character that was beautiful.”

I want to hate Carey Mulligan because I’m madly jealous she filmed “Shame” with my boyfriend Michael Fassbender, which, of course, involved lots of physical proximity to the most handsome man alive. But then she opens her mouth and says stuff like this and I can’t help but love her. There is nothing wrong with playing a character whose sole purpose is to be beautiful. But I’m impressed with Carey that she’s so young (26) and already striving for something deeper. [Guardian UK]