400th Post : Mulligan in Movies

This post marks my 400th post. Meaning I’ve spent writing my thoughts in 400 blog posts for over 2 years.Time flies! I wanted to do post something (or someone) I love and combine it with fashion. Who is my favorite actress that always looked good on screen, aside from her great acting? One of them is 27-year-old English actress, Carey Mulligan.

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Started her film debut in Pride & Prejudice (2005), but afterwards she took more acting job in TV series. Not until she took the leading role in Lone Scherfig’s An Education (2009), she got her first Oscar nomination, where people start to notice her.

Her appearances in movies radiates class and sweetness, along with depth in acting that is rare. Some people said that she’s like today’s Audrey Hepburn (!). Not only in movies, her look in red carpet seems to be flawless. I can’t seem to find anything I don’t like about her. She’s young and knows what she’s capable of. She’s full of promises.

 Jenny Mellor – An Education (2009)
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Goody grade-A schoolgirl, Jenny Mellor changed drastically when she met an older man who seem to fall for her. Jenny transforms to a lady, she wears floral and classy dresses. This is the role that made me see Carey the first time, quite memorable performance as a newcomer.

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 Kathy – Never Let Me Go (2010)
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When Mark Romanek tried to find who should be Kathy in his next film Never Let Me Go, he was recommended the ‘genius Mulligan’. Carey actually love the novel and want the role Kathy so much. I think this is one of her best performance in her career. Kathy is such delicate but strong person. She wears plenty sweaters and cardigans with nature colors.

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Sissy – Shame (2011)
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Just when I thought Carey always plays safe with taking ‘nice girl’ roles, she took a rather bold decision to be a wild and free-spirited Sissy in Shame (2011). Impulsive and a party-goer, Sissy likes to be a center of attention, wearing animal printed coat and bold colors.
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Irene – Drive (2011)
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Carey again being in her best nature to be a calm girl in Drive (2011), as Irine, the driver’s love interest. Perhaps in this movie, the real eye-popper is Ryan Gosling, who wears scorpion jacket and toothpick, looking dangerous. Irine wears calm and gold/redish colors.

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Carey also starred in these movies :

The Greatest & Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
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And she’ll be starring in her upcoming movie in 2013, which everybody seems to wait for, The Great Gatsby (2013). Looking her outfit alone, we seem to have the impression that the movie’s going to be great. Let’s hope so!
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Thank you, Polyvore

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Readers, any thoughts? What’s your favorite role of her?

18 thoughts on “400th Post : Mulligan in Movies

  1. I never paid Carey Mulligan much attention until I watched the remarkable “Shame” alongside Michael Fassbender. I think that is easily her best performance to date, and one that will be hard to surpass. It’s actually one of my favorite performances by an actress I’ve ever seen in fact.
    Now that I look at her career in one post, I can tell she’s been making the right choices. Sure, she’s been in plenty of smaller/indie films, but she’s still garnering enough attention to get some meaty roles.
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  2. Such a lovely post Andina! I love all the fashion in film posts and I adore Mulligan. I think my fave of her outfits are in An Education. If you like her, I just posted a trailer of Inside Llewyn Davis where she has a supporting role. I’m looking forward to The Great Gatsby!
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  3. I still am on the fence about Carey Mulligan honestly. I don’t dislike her but I still haven’t been seriously wowed and her being cast in something doesn’t necessarily excite me. I do love her in An Education though. Her styling in that is my favorite for sure. I really enjoy your eye for fashion as it’s something I would like to notice a bit more in movies.
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  4. Congrats! Yes, Carey Mulligan is wonderful! Hands down one of my top five favorite actresses… Most of my favorite movies are her movies (P&P, Shame, Never Let Me Go, Drive) so I don’t think that’s a coincidence :)
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