Carey Mulligan quotes

  • Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they're all individuals and they're all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Character #Unique #People

  • It's funny that you can murder someone horribly and graphically and disturbingly in a horror film, and it's not an NC-17, but if you put a naked man on screen, everyone freaks out.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Men #Naked #Freak

  • I never get recognised here in London, which I like. Once a year, someone comes up to me and asks if I am 'so-and-so's niece' because they think they recognise me from somewhere. I like that.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Niece #Thinking #Years

  • Leonardo is the most incredible actor, on the planet, with a couple of people alongside him. Getting to act with him is just [amazing]. I walked away from my audition for that and I couldn't believe that I'd been acting with him. I've worked with amazing people, but my friends freak out that I'm working with him. I freak out in a geeky acting way. They freak out in a starstruck way. He's Leonardo DiCaprio, and his fame is so big. That's a complete tangent about that.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Couple #Believe #People

  • I don't wear a bikini on the beach. I walk around my house in pyjamas. I haven't seen myself naked in the mirror for probably a decade. I'm very prudish.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Beach #Mirrors #House

  • I wanted to be in a Baz Luhrmann film. It's just extraordinary. He's so amazing at what he does. He makes the most incredible films.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Doe #Film #Incredibles

  • There was an article in the New York Times that said that young men can't maintain healthy relationships because they're so influenced by ***** and what they see on the screen. It's something to be talked about
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #New York #Men #Healthy

  • I grew up with an older brother, so I'm pretty good at being bashed around.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Brother #Older Brother #Grew Up

  • From Wall Street to Drive was almost a year, when I didn't do anything 'cause there was just nothing that was significantly different from the things I'd done before. There was just nothing to explore.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Wall #Years #Causes

  • I was trying to find ways of not being pigeon-holed like that. I didn't want to be tied down by my accent. I wanted to play Americans. I don't want to ever be doing the same thing twice, and I just didn't want to repeat myself.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Play #Trying #Way

  • I've never been obsessed with celebrity or star-struck or anything. I met Penelope Cruz when we were in Toronto, who I think is a goddess and an unbelievable actress, and she introduced herself. As she walked away from the table I had to take a deep breath, which was strange because I've never had that with anyone.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Stars #Thinking #Actresses

  • I never had posters on my wall and when I meet actors that I really admire, it's exciting because I get to work with them.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Wall #Actors #Posters

  • When you idolise someone, or you hold someone in such high regard, you just want them to be everything that you think there are - and when they are it's just lovely.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Thinking #Lovely #Want

  • When you do bigger jobs there's more attention and when you film in New York you get loads of paparazzi everywhere. It affects your work because you're trying to think about the person you're acting with and you've got 20 other lenses taking pictures of you at the same time, and it throws you.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Jobs #New York #Thinking

  • It was my dream for years... to train. Dominic [Cooper] went and he's doing alright. But some people don't go and do brilliantly. Although I think there are things I missed from not having trained. I think I'd be more confident on stage had I gone because I think it means you're equipped with better vocal training and things like that.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Dream #Mean #Thinking

  • I was quite straight-laced. I was quite academic until I was about 14 and then I went to boarding school where I had the opportunity to continue to be very academic, but got less interested in it and became more involved in acting. And then when I was applying for universities I used a couple of places on my UCAS form to apply for drama school without telling anyone... but didn't get into drama school. But that was the most rebellious thing I did
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Couple #Drama #School

  • I'm not great at having my picture taken and I don't enjoy that side of it very much but I enjoy being with my friends and it's nice to have a reunion.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Nice #Taken #Sides

  • Am I reserved? I think I agree with that. I don't think I'm particularly original. I am quite homey, though. But then I'm also quite transient. I quite like being nomadic.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Thinking #Agree

  • 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.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #People #Looks #Like You

  • People in New York just seem a lot more open than I thought they would be.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #New York #People #Would Be

  • It's tricky playing people that you don't like and finding a way to empathise with them. It's challenging and very exciting for an actor.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #People #Challenges #Actors

  • It's always harder to maintain raw enthusiasm or joy than to go into a really dark place.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Dark #Joy #Enthusiasm

  • I can change my appearance quite easily just by changing my hair. So I can adapt quite well.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Hair #Appearance #Wells

  • I don't think I want to play title roles. I don't want to be the face on the poster. I don't want that pressure of having the success riding on my shoulders. I just want to play the most interesting parts. I actually think it's incredibly rare to get an interesting female character that is the lead in a film. Usually the character parts are so much more interesting to play.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Character #Thinking #Play

  • I've never done coke or anything, and I've never played a character who has, so I don't know whether I would actually try coke if I had to play a character who took coke.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Character #Play #Trying

  • One of the things I love about the theater is that no one can tell you to stop. Once you're onstage, it's three hours, and whether you're completely off or you're just horrendous, you've got to find a way to leave an impression. There's not that terrible thing that you get when you're making a movie, where you get in your car at the end of the day knowing that something you're not proud of was immortalized on film, and you can't fix it because they won't reshoot it.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Knowing #Car #The End Of The Day

  • I've always said I prefer theater, but there's only ever been one play that I really loved doing, and that was The Seagull.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Play #Theater #Said

  • I kind of had an idea that New York would be like Fashion Week, where everyone always looks incredibly chic and cool, and I wouldn't fit in.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Fashion #New York #Ideas

  • When you start playing a character every day for seven weeks, it suddenly starts becoming easier
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Character #Becoming #Week

  • It's actually easier to play a leading role than it is to play a supporting role.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Play #Roles #Easier

  • Remakes are a difficult thing 'cause some people feel very protective of the original.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #People #Causes #Remakes

  • Sex addiction is a subject that should be discussed
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Sex #Addiction #Should

  • I did The Seagull, the Chekhov play, on Broadway, a couple of years ago, and I had done it in London, and I became completely obsessed with the character, Nina, that I played in that. She's an actress. I couldn't find a play after that, that I wanted to do, because I couldn't think of doing anything else. Every part is a disappointment, once you've done that part.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Couple #Disappointment #Character

  • I'm not going to work for the sake of working. I'll work, if I'm extraordinarily lucky enough to continue having the same opportunities, but it will be based on whatever is there. If there's nothing around, then I'll go home and make carrot cake for awhile.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Home #Opportunity #Cake

  • I didn't want to do a costume drama. It's a great thing to do, but I've done them, and I didn't want to do the same thing again. Of course, costume dramas can be from all different eras, but at the time, I just felt very sure that I didn't want to be boxed in as an English actress. I wanted to be an actress, rather than an English actress.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Drama #Done #Want

  • I don't really think about roles - "dream roles." It's always about who's gonna be the person on the screen or who's gonna be the person on the stage and who's gonna direct it and put it all together.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Dream #Thinking #Together

  • What doesn't draw you into a Coen Bros. movie. It's amazing. I can't believe it! They're the Coen Bros. It's ridiculous.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Believe #Ridiculous #Bros

  • My agent in London told me, after Never Let Me Go, because I loved doing that so much, "If you're on a lucky streak and you're doing well, you should only take a part, if you can't bear the idea of anyone else doing it." That's been the case since then, with Drive and Shame and the play (The Seagull), and the stuff that's going on, like Gatsby. I would have been devastated, if I hadn't gotten those jobs.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Jobs #Play #Ideas

  • I didn't work for a year after Wall Street. I finished that in November, and then it was the following October that I did Drive, so I took a year off. I didn't do anything at all, really. I just hung around.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Wall #Years #October

  • I did Wall Street, and then everything that happened with An Education took me up until March. I didn't want to work during that because there was just so much stuff. I didn't realize you had to go to so many parties. It was a nightmare! I had to go to all these parties! The glamour!
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Wall #Party #Want

  • It makes it easier, if you can't do an American accent. I don't know. It's different. I played a character in Never Let Me Go where the script for my character was very sparse, and I enjoyed it. With Never Let Me Go, I had a whole book written from my character's point of view, so I always knew where I was. But, with Ryan [Gosling], it was just easy. He's such a brilliant actor and he is so prepared. He doesn't have to warm himself up to be in a scene. He's just in it. It draws you in, in a way.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Book #Character #Views

  • I'd love to do a Paul Greengrass movie, or something like that, that's a character-driven action film. I'd like someone to make me go to the gym every day, and all that stuff. I don't know. Wherever the good characters are, I tend to try to get a job. It was nice because this was dipping my toe in the action genre. Maybe I might put my foot in, next time.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Jobs #Nice #Character

  • With theatre especially, you don't want to do it unless you love it - there's no way you can pull it off, making people happy, making yourself happy for 12 weeks or whatever.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #People #Theatre #Want

  • I can actually cook one meal now, as opposed to before, when I could cook nothing. My family are very excited.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Meals #Excited #My Family

  • On film sets I can see everyone, and I really still find that so difficult.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Film #Difficult #Stills

  • I wanted to be a musical theatre actress - I wanted to play Sally Bowles, forever and ever always.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Play #Forever #Musical

  • I'd like to do a play, but I can't find the right thing. I don't want it to be a starring role. I just want to play a really interesting character.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Character #Play #Interesting

  • I've always been quite careful about what I wanted to do. I've just never wanted to revisit old ground or do something that's easy. I want to do something that I would look at and go, "I don't know what to do!" The most exciting thing is when you're a bit scared, so I'm looking to find something that's really terrifying.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Looks #Want #Scared

  • I never sit in a cinema and go, "Ah! I want to be in that film!"
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Cinema #Want #Film

  • I don't think you should ever damage other people for your art.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Art #Thinking #People

  • I'm more the sort of person who doesn't like hugging strangers because we don't know each other, so we shouldn't.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Hug #Stranger #Persons

  • I've always played characters that were younger than myself.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Character

  • It Girl' is such a weird term. It implies I go to parties and drink champagne.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Girl #Party #Drink

  • My character in 'Shame' is an outrageous person. Loud and uncompromising and I begged Steve McQueen to give me the job.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Jobs #Character #Giving

  • You can spend an entire day walking around in New York, whereas in L.A., it always ends at some point because you have to find a way to get home.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #New York #Home #Way

  • In London, people can be so... well, it's not even a case of people being unkind or unfriendly. You just don't make any contact in London. You go from A to B with your eyes on the pavement.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Eye #People #London

  • It doesn't matter what you feel - ultimately, it's what the audience feels. You can finish a scene and think to yourself, 'Oh, God. I was so deep in that moment,' and find it just didn't play. I don't know if I have very good radar about that or not.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Thinking #Play #Matter

  • People get married when they're 18 and spend their whole lives together. I think their greatest fear is that someone will see it as a fling because they were young and it didn't mean anything.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Mean #Thinking #People

  • The minute I get into a hotel room, I scatter my stuff everywhere. It's like a bomb site within a minute. So I suppose that means I'm trying to nest.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Mean #Trying #Bombs

  • When I went to the Oscars - the only time I've ever been to the Oscars - a few years ago, I wore this Prada dress covered in cooking utensils. I got drunk at the end of the night and started ripping them off and giving them as presents to people, so that was fun. I'm pretty sure that was the point of it, that's how Miuccia meant for it to go I'm sure.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Fun #Night #Years

  • I want to play the fake child on 'To Catch A Predator.' No, wait! I want to play the Leaf Man!
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Children #Men #Play

  • I don't know why people are so down on the Best Western. They have the best sweet potato fries I've ever had.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Sweet #People #Potatoes

  • I am committed to helping Alzheimer's Society in any way I can. My family and I rely on the help of organisations like Alzheimer's Society to help us understand the disease and guide us in the care of my grandmother. It's been a privilege to meet so many people with dementia.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Grandmother #People

  • I have always hated nightclubs, and don't like loud music.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Loud #Hated #Loud Music

  • I love New York - maybe more than Los Angeles or London. I think I'm happiest in New York.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #New York #Thinking #London

  • I probably dreamt about running off to America or something when I was 16 because it just seemed like I was studying algebra and going, 'What am I going to use this for?
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Running #America #Use

  • I remember in 'Pride and Prejudice' I had to do a scene where I broke down. And before we filmed I spent like three hours imagining my mum's funeral. Actually, she's very much alive, happy and healthy. It was really horrible.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Pride #Funeral #Healthy

  • I want to be in 'Glee,' but I'm told I'm not famous enough to be a cameo yet.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Glee #Want #Enough

  • The thinnest I've ever been was after I had my appendix out, during the London run of The Seagull. I went down to 112 pounds and realized my brain doesn't work when I'm that thin, so I can't do my job. That's why, when I came out here, I never had that whole Hollywood pressure thing. 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.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Running #Jobs #People

  • 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!'
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Mitzvah #Bars #Red

  • It's so silly isn't it? how we grown men take up trout angling not simply to pursue trout but to find some place, some special place, where we feel at ease. a place to belong. Forces, not forms, persist: energy is spent and endures; time does not tick, it flows. God loves a man that smells of trout water and mountain meadows. Which way's heaven, you suppose? Follow the trail and keep close to the stream.
    -- Carey Mulligan

    #Silly #Men #Smell