We’ll have to wait until January 2013 to take in, in glorious 3D, Carey Mulligan’s performance as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’. But for fans of this fine actress there’s plenty to keep them happy until then.
Of course we don’t like to gossip but Mulligan added new grist to the Hollywood rumour mill with speculation that she may be already pregnant by hubby Marc Mumford of Mumford & Sons. The basis of this rumour? Nothing more than Carey stepping out in a lose-fitting kaftan style dress, but Hollywood loves to whisper and we all know there’s only one thing worse than being talked about and that’s not being talked about.
If the word on the street is focused on her private life the word in print is as always gushing about the high level of her performances and how this English lady is the real deal. Most recently she wowed critics with her portrayal of Michael Fassbender’s sister in Steve Mc Queen’s ‘Shame’, no easy feat appearing alongside an actor like Fassbender who simply chews up screen time, Rolling Stone described her as ‘in every way sensational’, but we’ve known Mulligan was top drawer for quite some time.
Since her breakthrough role as the lead in the film ‘An Education’, a charming coming of age drama that she owned every minute of, industry recognition has been coming thich and fast, and with it the choice of the choicest plum roles for ay young actress to sink her teeth into. Roles in ’Never Let Me Go’, ‘The Greatest’ and ‘Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps’, were her stepping stone to the higher Hollywood echelons where she consolidated her reputation as a rare talent in ‘Drive’, ‘Shame’ and the as yet unseen ‘The Great Gatsby’.
Snapped sporting Dolce&Gabbana Matt silk Collection sunglasses, Miss Mulligan looks every inch the Hollywood superstar. It’s easy to see why she has been she’s been compared to Audrey Hepburn by the Press and that’s one hell of a compliment. Mulligan shines in tinsel town but her thespian pedigree is thoroughbred stuff. Starting of in the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austin’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’, stage performances in Chekov’s ‘The Seagull’, and ‘Through a Glass, Darkly’ have kept the critics infatuated while future projects include the lead in the Coen Brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’, a reunion with ‘Drive’ director Nicolas Winding Refn in ‘I Walk with the Dead’ and Spike Jonze’s next directorial debut which will be penned by none other that Charlie Kaufman.