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Carey Mulligan: It Gives Everyone The Freedom To Have Fun

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The last we saw Carey Mulligan was in "The Great Gatsby," which hit theaters 6 months ago.  But for Carey, there was no break between films.

"It was crazy because I wrapped filming ‘The Great Gatsby', got on a plane, and started shooting in New York two days later on a Coen Brothers film.  It was a totally different world and a completely different character. ‘Inside Llewyn Davis' all happened really quickly.

"I got the script and they asked me to do an audition," Carey told the Flicks and Bits website.  "I spoke to them on the phone, and freaked out that I was on the phone to the Coen Bros. Then I taped this audition and sent it over to them and they offered me the job the next day. They're probably my favorite filmmakers, and I can't believe that I get to be one of their characters. It's ridiculous and so exciting."

Very exciting, and given that it was the Coen Brothers, she placed herself completely in their hands.

"I never wanted to see the monitor, I wanted to be surprised and give the Coens what they wanted. It's probably the coolest job I've ever had. The Coen Brothers are so cool, unbelievably cool. It was a completely different set. They sort of tend to stand behind the monitor and you occasionally hear them chuckle, and you think, "I've done something right!" (Laughs) And then they'll come out and chat to you and they're wonderful."

Carey Mulligan joins Tony Potts and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A.

Fun facts about Carey Mulligan (Source: Wikipedia)

She made her film debut as Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). She has had roles in several British television programmes such as Doctor Who, Bleak House, and Northanger Abbey. In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in the revival of Chekhov's The Seagull to critical acclaim.

In 2009, she gained widespread recognition for her performance as Jenny in An Education, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and for which she won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has gone on to star in The Greatest, Never Let Me Go, Drive, Shame, The Great Gatsby, and Inside Llewyn Davis.

‘Inside Llewyn Davis' is now playing in theaters.

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