Carey Mulligan Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


21st March 2017

Fact: British actress Carey Mulligan is reteaming with playwright and screenwriter David Hare for a new BBC miniseries. The An Education star has been cast in Collateral, a four-part politically-themed drama, which takes place over four days, reports Deadline.com. Carey previously worked with Hare in a revival of his play Skylight, which opened in London's West End in 2014 and transferred to Broadway in 2015.


30th November 2015

Quote: "Carey Mulligan didn't wash her hair for weeks. Often with period dramas, you can sometimes feel at a distance admiring the look, and we wanted to make something very real." Director Sara Gavron was impressed with her Suffragette star's dedication to her role as Maud Watts.


13th October 2015

Fact: Actress Carey Mulligan and her rocker husband Marcus Mumford have named their newborn daughter Evelyn. The private stars were rumoured to have welcomed their first child last month (Sep15), but The Great Gatsby beauty only confirmed the news and sex of the child during a U.K. TV interview on Friday (09Oct15), when she simply said, "It is a girl and she's three weeks old."


3rd June 2015

Fact: Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan's new political drama SUFFRAGETTE has been chosen to open the London Film Festival later this year (15). The film, which focuses on women's fight for the right to vote, has been given the prestigious opening night slot to kick off the 59th London Film Festival on 7 October (15). The event runs from 7-18 October (15).


22nd April 2015

Quote: "I was such a weird, geeky kid. I wrote to Eminem and told him I thought his songs were amazing." Carey Mulligan was a teenage Eminem superfan.


7th May 2014

Quote: "I'm really happy to do something in London and to go home to my house every night and see my friends and family and have people who never usually get to see me on stage see it. There's something about doing it in a home town that makes it feel special." British actress Carey Mulligan is delighted to make her West End stage debut in upcoming production Skylight.


10th January 2014

Quote: "(I was a) bit tipsy. I was so excited so I did the audition after a dinner where I had had a few drinks. My American accent is better after a few drinks and then I decided to eat something - it works for Brad Pitt who eats all the time in films! It was a really drunk audition. Thank god I didn't send it." British actress Carey Mulligan almost blew her chance of a lead role in Inside Llewyn Davis by auditioning while drunk.


8th July 2013

Fact: Newlyweds Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford have reportedly settled on family life in Devon, England after purchasing a 16th century farmhouse for $3.1 million (£2 million).


13th June 2013

Fact: A couch featured during a pivotal scene between Leonardo Dicaprio and Carey Mulligan's characters in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby is up for sale at the Sydney Fair antiques show in Australia.


5th May 2013

Quote: "He came over to me at the premiere... and he was so nice, and he, like, reached to shake my hand and started saying words - I don't remember what they were - I went sort of blank and I remember saying, 'I know you...' What I was trying to say is, 'I know you had such a great involvement...' all these articulate things in my head and I went, 'I know you...' (and started giggling nervously)." Actress Carey Mulligan lost her cool when meeting her hero Jay Z on the red carpet at The Great Gatsby premiere in New York on Wednesday (01May13).


3rd May 2013

Quote: "I broke the pearls once and they went everywhere. I've never seen a group of people react so fast - because they were all real pearls." Actress Carey Mulligan on her jewellery mishap on the set of The Great Gatsby.


1st May 2013

Quote: "I've been told he might come to the premiere and I'm freaking out because he's the one person I'm going to meet and have no idea how to talk to. I've never met him. I'm genuinely nervous already. He's just this huge, like, genius. And I never in a million years thought I'd be in a Baz Luhrmann film with Leonardo DiCaprio, but with a soundtrack by Jay Z? Yeah, it's pretty amazing." Carey Mulligan is excited at the prospect of meeting Jay Z, who created the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby, at the film's U.S. launch.


16th December 2011

Quote: "The day came and I had to do it. And it was quite a liberating thing to stand there naked while everyone around you has their clothes on. I can highly recommend it." British actress Carey Mulligan felt brave after baring all to shoot her movie Shame.


13th November 2011

Quote: "Dad's not allowed." Actress Carey Mulligan insists her father won't be seeing her new film Shame, in which she bares all.


29th September 2011

Fact: British actress Carey Mulligan has fuelled reports she is engaged to marry Mumford & Sons singer MARCUS Mumford after showing off a new diamond sparkler on her ring finger. The An Education star was snapped flashing the dazzling gem while at Sydney Airport in Australia on Monday (26Sep11), two months after reports emerged suggesting the couple was set to wed. Neither the actress nor Mumford, who were former pen-pals, have spoken about the engagement.


9th September 2011

Quote: "I get to the point where it's half grown out and then I cut it off again. But I'll spend the next six months whinging about it, thinking I look like a boy!" Actress Carey Mulligan is never fully satisfied with her short cropped hairstyle.


17th June 2011

Fact: Tobey Maguire showed his support for his upcoming The Great Gatsby co-star Carey Mulligan by going to see her perform on the New York stage in Through a Glass Darkly on Tuesday (14Jun11).


7th March 2011

Quote: ''Some people are at peace with their work. I always think, 'Oh f**k, they're going to find me out.' I still have days when I genuinely cannot act. There's a scene in every film which I look back on and think, 'That was the day I couldn't act.''' British actress Carey Mulligan worries about her lack of formal training.


5th January 2011

Quote: "Keira is the friend I call when I'm in trouble or suffering from a broken heart. She'll meet me in the bar with a Mojito and be there for me." Carey Mulligan relies on pal Keira Knightley to nurse her through heartache.


2nd November 2010

Quote: "I warned Shia about that. I told him, 'Do not get involved with your leading lady. Trust me. Whatever you do, don't do that.'" Michael Douglas isn't surprised his Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS co-stars Carey Mulligan and Shia LaBeouf's real-life romance ended last month (Oct10).


4th October 2010

Quote: "I'd like to get a little tattoo. My make-up and hair lady are my really close friends and weirdly, they all have stars on their feet, and my stylist too, this whole little team, so I thought it could be like a dream team thing." Actress Carey Mulligan is contemplating getting her very own piece of skin art.


21st September 2010

Quote: "She's the best actress of our generation." SHIA LaBEOUF thinks highly of his Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS co-star and real-life girlfriend Carey Mulligan.


18th September 2010

Quote: "I never said I wanted to be a lead actress; I never said I wanted to be a film actress. This need to trump everyone bewilders me. I'm only 25. I'm not better than anyone. I just want to watch other people and learn to be good." British Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan can't understand the intense competition to succeed in Hollywood.


17th September 2010

Quote: "Posing on the red carpet feels like you're selling something that has nothing to do with you. If you do it with someone else, it's like we're saying, 'Oh! We come as a pair! Would you like to buy both of us? We're available for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs!'" British actress Carey Mulligan prefers to keep her personal life with boyfriend SHIA LaBEOUF separate from her career.


15th September 2010

Quote: "The thinnest I've ever been was after I had my appendix out. I went down to 112 pounds and realised my brain doesn't work when I'm that thin." AN EDUCATION star Carey Mulligan refuses to succumb to Hollywood pressure to stay slim.


14th September 2010

Fact: AN EDUCATION star Carey Mulligan has swapped acting for singing - she's recorded vocals for Scottish band BELLE & SEBASTIAN's new song WRITE ABOUT LOVE.


7th September 2010

Quote: "I don't want to be 'known' - I'm afraid of being a 'personality'. On a talk show, I feel I should just hold up a sign with the facts on it - and leave." Actress Carey Mulligan shuns the spotlight.


6th August 2010

Fact: A new film starring British actresses Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan will open the London Film Festival in November (10). Never Let Me Go, an adaptation of a 2005 Kazuo Ishiguro novel, also features new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield.


10th May 2010

Fact: British actress Carey Mulligan has donated the designer dress she wore to collect her BAFTA award in February (10) to charity. The floral gown, made by French clothing label Vionnet, will be auctioned off to raise money for Oxfam.


9th April 2010

Quote: "If you're walking down the street in L.A. people do sort of look at you like you're a hooker because it's so rare to see someone just walking." British actress Carey Mulligan is staying in the car during future visits to Los Angeles.


4th April 2010

Quote: "He was my (James) Bond when we played Nintendo 64 when I was a kid... He was my Goldeneye." Carey Mulligan on meeting Pierce Brosnan on the set of new film The Greatest.


16th March 2010

Quote: "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 has high praise for his Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS co-star and real-life girlfriend, Carey Mulligan.


16th March 2010

Quote: "Next year I want to work on a movie for Ozzy. He's had offers for his book. That lady from An Education could play me - she's fabulous!" Sharon Osbourne wants Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan to play her in a biopic of her husband Ozzy Osbourne.


11th March 2010

Quote: "I used the Oscars to try to get a job. That was my main aim for the evening. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed." Carey Mulligan is hoping to land more movie roles despite losing out on the Best Actress Academy Award to Sandra Bullock.


8th March 2010

Quote: "Don't get the Carey Mulligan haircut. I don't want this anymore. I'm trying to grow this out... That's a bad idea." British actress CAREY MULLIGAN is growing tired of her pixie look.


3rd March 2010

Quote: "It was the first time I had to do a very specific accent. Before, when I've had to do an American accent, I have done my general American accent, which I picked up from watching Friends." Carey Mulligan on nailing her performance in Oliver Stone's upcoming Wall Street: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS.


19th February 2010

Quote: "Only in London. They don't do that very much over in America." British actress Carey Mulligan will remain sober during the Academy Awards in Los Angeles next month (Mar10).


18th February 2010

Quote: "I went to RADA and they were like, 'You should look into something else...!'" Oscar nominated actress Carey Mulligan is proud to have proved her talents after she was denied the chance to study at London's prestigious acting school, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Sir Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Clive Owen and Bond girl Gemma Arterton are all former students of the institution.


15th February 2010

Quote: "I didn't have a proper boyfriend until I was 19. I was a bit of a geek, a bit like a tomboy growing up with my brother and his friends, so I was nervous about all that stuff. I'm much more romantic now and more easily swept away than I was when I was 16." Carey Mulligan was a late starter in her love life. The 24 year old is currently dating Transformers star Shia LaBeouf.


10th February 2010

Quote: "I've never really been into the gossip magazines. I don't really understand the interest in it." British actress Carey Mulligan doesn't read about her rumoured romance with actor Shia LaBeouf.


24th January 2010

Quote: "It's tough for young British actresses to come to the U.S. and be in a film and be appreciated so I'm pleased for Carey. She took my breath away in An Education." Emily Blunt is a big fan of upcoming British star Carey Mulligan.


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