“It was all thanks to me … You could see their chemistry right away, and it was pretty powerful. They were completely professional on the set, but there was no mistaking what was happening … I was thrilled when I realized they were going to be an item. It just made their scenes together all the better – especially the love scenes. Let’s just say it was no stretch for them.”
–Oliver Stone on the on-and-off-screen love story of Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan, who met and fell in love while filming his “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.” [People] Keep reading »
“‘Pride & Prejudice’ was my first job. I was at boarding school and I met [actor] Julian Fellowes. He came to give a talk. I told him I wanted be an actress and he said, ‘Well, that’s silly. Marry a banker.’”
— Actress Carey Mulligan of “An Education” and, humorously enough, “Wall Street 2.” Hey, I bet Shia LaBeouf hears this all the time. [Wonderland Magazine] Keep reading »
“I was at a press conference and Woody Harrelson was answering questions in front of me and they were asking him what his motivation was, and how he felt about his character. I got up there, and they said, ‘What are you wearing?’ And I thought, ‘There was a time when I was an actress. Not just someone who wore dresses.’”
— Carey Mulligan to Wonderland [via Celebitchy] Keep reading »
Studs have been going strong for a while now, but lately we’ve noticed some innovation on the trend. Instead of sticking with classic pyramid nailheads, big-time labels like Prada and Givenchy are embellishing apparel and accessories with ornaments of different shapes. Carey Mulligan‘s Prada Oscar gown had tiny scissors, utensils, and washers sewn in among sequins, and stars and spirals adorn a pair of amazing Givenchy heels.
These high-fashion items gave us an idea: Why not attach odd-shaped studs to clothes in our own closets? Keep reading »
Carey Mulligan has wowed us with her sophisticated style and serious acting chops. Now we can judge if she has a singing voice to go with the rest of the package. The 24-year-old actress is signed on to play everyone’s favorite street urchin, Eliza Doolittle, in a screen remake of “My Fair Lady.” The casting was confirmed by fellow British actress and the writer of the film, Emma Thompson. But who will play Henry Higgins? Hugh Grant is rumored to be interested, which could be a good way to make up for the just plain bad “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” but nothing is confirmed. I guess Carey should start practicing her Cockney accent and tongue twisters now. The original 1964 film captured eight Academy Awards, so maybe this is a chance for Carey to claim the Oscar that she lost to Sandra Bullock this year. You know, because if you sing in a movie, you’re almost guaranteed to win. Let’s just hope this doesn’t end up being a Pierce Brosnan in “Mamma Mia!” situation. [BBC] Keep reading »
I know I said “Eat Pray Love” looks good earlier today, but I take that back. “Eat Pray Love” looks OK, and “The Greatest” looks really, really good. I was practically in tears just watching this trailer. Carey Mulligan plays a young woman who gets pregnant, and after the father dies, she goes to live with his family, who initially doesn’t treat her very warmly. “The Greatest” comes out April 2. [via NYMag.com] Keep reading »
“I never really had anything in my life that was off-limits. But with this, just out of respect, I just don’t want to f**k around. She’s an unbelievably thought-provoking actress, the most talented actress I’ve ever met in my life, by leaps and bounds. Neither one of us are fame whores. It works out. It’s not like we’re the premiere couple; we’re not the red-carpet king and queen.”
– Shia LaBeouf on keeping his relationship with Carey Mulligan private and out of the tabloids [GQ] Keep reading »
But Carey Mulligan‘s boyfriend, Shia LaBeouf, keeps his eyes closed. Which way do you prefer to smooch? [New York City, 3/2/2010] Keep reading »
While not everyone was crazy about the black and white Vionnet dress Carey Mulligan wore to the BAFTA Awards last weekend, the 24-year-old actress thinks she has everything under control in the wardrobe department. Carey told People StyleWatch she’s not going to follow Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s advice when she’s picking her dress for the Academy Awards.
“Anna said I should wear short for the Oscars. I was like ‘No, that is so not what I had in my head when I was six years old!’”
While it’s surprising that Carey would even consider disobeying the queen of the fashion world, we think it’s notable Anna suggested Carey wear a short dress to a fancy affair. Sure, we’ve seen cocktail dresses at black-tie weddings, but these are the Oscars we’re talking about. It seems our culture has gotten so casual that the rules of formal dressing have been completely thrown out the window.
Do you think short dresses are appropriate for black-tie affairs? [People StyleWatch] Keep reading »
Though we here at The Frisky are staunch Carey Mulligan fans, we can’t help being a little perplexed about her new hair color. In a world full of long-haired starlets looking more or less the same, Mulligan’s cropped cut is fresh and edgy, but the new blond hue washed the young actress out at yesterday’s Academy Awards Nominees’ Luncheon. British Elle points out that the shiny blond color “will compliment that golden statuette very nicely if she wins” on March 7, and there’s no arguing with that. Unfortunately, we don’t think it complements Mulligan herself all that much.
What do you think of the new color? Crazy cool or ill-advised? Keep reading »