Carey Mulligan: ‘picky’ star works when she wants

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan, after making her breakthrough in the 2009 film ‘An Education’ has said she does not work on any film unless she is ‘totally in love with it’.

The star is also said to refuse to work throughout the movie award season, commencing at the beginning of the year, because it is too “hectic”.

The 25-year-old actress has been branded “picky”, some may say for good reason too.

The British actress said: “I didn’t want to work during the award season because that’s very hectic.

“Nearly every weekend you have to do something. And my agent said to me a couple of years ago, ‘You should only take the jobs that you can’t bear the idea of anyone else taking,’ and this year there was just nothing that I was completely in love with.”

‘Drive’ is the first film that the star decided she wanted to work in. The film, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, has now begun shooting.

Mulligan said: “If I read and think, ‘Well I wouldn’t be devastated to see this in the cinema with somebody else doing it,’ then I wouldn’t do it.

“And in that year there was nothing I felt significantly different from stuff I’d already done. Then I found something two months ago and started working on that.

“It’s called ‘Drive’. We started a couple of weeks ago and it’s basically an action movie.”

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