“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]
Carey Mulligan is a great actress and has brought a maturity to all of her roles — from “An Education” to “Never Let Me Go” to “Drive” — despite her youthful age. In her latest movie “Shame,” she tackles seriously sexy territory and even has a nude scene. Still, I was sort of surprised to see her on the cover of W in basically just a white bra. I’m used to seeing starlets like Megan Fox and Lindsay Lohan in just their skivvies, but there’s something regal and elegant about Carey’s — and the magazine’s — approach. What do you think of this cover?
“It’s scarier to sing than to do nudity. Singing is like really exposing yourself. I was playing sort of a singer, so I was pretending to have a talent I don’t necessarily believe I have. So singing was quite scary.”
– Carey Mulligan tells E! Online that having to sing in her upcoming film “Shame” (directed by Steve McQueen) was more difficult for her to do than going full-frontal, which she also does in the rated NC-17 flick. After the jump, she explains why she decided to bare all. Keep reading »
Hollywood is remaking “The Great Gatsby” and Carey Mulligan is set to play Daisy Buchanan, the attractive and shallow young woman who is the object of Jay Gatsby’s obsession. We’re truly excited for the 2012 version of “The Great Gatsby” because of its all-star cast, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role, and the 1920s-style fashions the film will bring back. But since we like to be ahead of the trends, here’s how you can get Daisy’s style right now. Keep reading »
“I don’t know why people are so down on the Best Western. They have the best sweet potato fries I’ve ever had.”
—Well, it looks like Carey Mulligan is in fact staying at the Best Western after moving out of the mansion she shared with Shia LaBeouf after all. Love her! [People] Keep reading »
After announcing her separation from hubby Jordan Bratman, Christina Aguilera jetted off to Honolulu. But Carey Mulligan has not made such grand plans since her split from Shia LaBeouf. She quietly moved out of the mansion they shared and, since she needs to stay in Los Angeles to film her new movie “Drive,” has taken up residence at a hotel. And not the Chateau Marmont. Nope, Carey is reportedly staying at an under-construction Best Western overlooking the freeway. Keep reading »
“I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee. Twee is whimsy without wit. It’s mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that’s not for me. She can’t sing and she can’t really act, I’m afraid. I’m sure she was a delightful woman — and perhaps if I had known her I would have enjoyed her acting more, but I don’t and I didn’t, so that’s all there is to it, really.”
— Emma Thompson on Audrey Hepburn, the original star of “My Fair Lady.” Thompson is writing the screenplay for a remake of the 1964 film, starring Carey Mulligan. Obviously, we need to start using the word “mimsy-mumsy” in conversation more often. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »
I once tried to set up two of my good friends. It really couldn’t have gone worse. The chick wasn’t interested and my guy friend drank way too much and ended up picking a fight with her. The night ended in tears, and I vowed never to play matchmaker again. But some celebrities seem to have a gift. Take Oliver Stone, who set up Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf. The costars met on the set of “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and Stone took total credit saying, “It was all thanks to me.” He is happy about the romance because it made the couple’s love scenes more realistic.
Since we made our slideshow of celebs who’ve played cupid, a few more famous folks have shown off their matchmaking prowess. After the jump, check out some other celebs who’ve kick-started celebrity romances. Keep reading »