Carey Mulligan doesn’t want to take on a role in a superhero movie.The ‘Mudbound’ actress – who has two-year-old daughter Evelyn, and a three-month-old child whose name and gender are unknown, with husband Marcus Mumford – is a big fan of watching movies in the genre, but she has no desire to professionally inhabit the fantasy comic book world.
She said: “[Superhero movies are] just not what I’m going after. I prefer to keep the fourth wall intact in that instance.”
Instead, the ‘Suffragette’ star looks for strong characters because she thinks it is an “honour” to portray role models on screen..
Carey Mulligan stars as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby, which releases in theaters today. As the legendary muse to Gatsby himself, Mulligan portrays a self-absorbed young flapper, whose romantic decisions create the epic love triangle driving the literary masterpiece.
She feels like she’s living in a movie of her own life. She’s constantly on show, performing all the time. Nothing bad can happen in a dream. You can’t die in a dream. She’s in her own TV show. She’s like a Kardashian,” Mulligan said in an interview featured in this month’s Vogue.
The Wall Street and Drive star might’ve departed from the norm by playing the lust-worthy, Kardashian-compared Buchanan in Gatsby, but this 27-year-old starlet is no stranger to love on or off-screen … and has blurred the lines in between:
She told the latest issue of Psychologies magazine: “It’s a remarkable honour to be able to portray these strong characters – these women with such complexity – and I want to do it as much as possible.
“I think that it is important for young girls to watch a movie or a television series and see women in these leadership roles, making decisions for themselves and being proactive – I’m driven by that.”
Carey Mulligan is the sort of actress who — mercifully — complicates “cute.” Her eyes are somehow as dewy as they are world-weary; her mouth has a tendency to go rogue mid-grin and transform into a vaguely impish smirk.
The 32-year-old actress found working on ‘Mudbound’ – in which she plays Laura, the wife of Garrett Hedlund’s PTSD-stricken veteran – particularly emotional because it was her first role as a mother since becoming a parent herself.
She said: “I had played mothers before, bt never having known what it’s like to have your own child.
“My daughter was eight months old when we were filming ‘Mudbound’ so it was the first time I felt connected in that way.
“It was so much more intense, knowing and experiencing those emotions.”