Vicki Roach, The Daily Telegraph, reports
Britain’s Carey Mulligan spoke with Vicky Roach about The Seagull, The Great Gatsby and Inside Llewyn Davis.
1. FIRST LOVE
The English actor made her Broadway debut in a critically acclaimed revival of Chekhov's The Seagull. "Nina just happens to be the best female character under 30 and the most beautiful piece of writing. And yes, there is something inescapable about that play. I think I have spent the last couple of years trying to find equivalents."
2. IT'S A PRIVILEGE
"I've been very lucky and I had a lovely upbringing," says Mulligan, who was born in the snooty central London suburb of Mayfair and whose father is a hotel manager. "But we lived in an apartment within the hotel. We didn't have silver service every day. (Gatsby's) Daisy Buchanan has a kind of wealth I don't think we can even fathom. (She and Tom) are like royalty."
3. CANNES-DO ATTITUDE
Mulligan had back-to-back red carpet premieres this year - one for The Great Gatsby and another for the Coen brothers' film, Inside Llewyn Davis. "It was a complete 180, which I really loved. And a part I'd never played before. She (Jean in ILD) is very bitter. And you meet her at a time when she is incredibly angry."
4. ON SONG
Mulligan performs one song in the hotly anticipated drama, set in the '60s folk world. "It's part of a trio - me, Justin Timberlake and an actor called Stark Sands," says the wife of Marcus Mumford, who was associate producer on the soundtrack.
The Great Gatsby is now showing.