2021 Golden Globes: Nominations

Written by Elise on February 03 2021

It is with great pleasure that we bring you the news: Carey Mulligan has, with no surprise, just received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in “Promising Young Woman“! We couldn’t be prouder and more excited for the actual ceremony to take place. The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on February 28.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)

Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”)

Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”)

Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”)

Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”)

Promising Young Woman” received numerous other nominations, including Best Director – Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture – Drama, and Best Screenplay – Motion Picture. Huge congratulations to everyone involved!

Carey Mulligan for Harper’s Bazaar (March 2021)

Written by Elise on February 03 2021

Harper’s Bazaar – Carey Mulligan is at home, where she’s been – like everyone else – for the best part of a year. The day we speak she’s in her bedroom, in her house in Devon, and through the oddly personal glimpse Zoom allows into people’s lives, I can see a large, neatly made bed, little bottles of cream on a bedside table, the odds and ends of family life strewn around the room.

[…] When everything stopped, Mulligan was just starting to promote one of her two new films, Promising Young Woman, written and directed by the Killing Eve writer Emerald Fennell. Already, the movie had provoked the kind of conversations that reached beyond mere buzz. The story follows Cassie, played by Mulligan, who is on a path to avenge her best friend’s sexual assault by pretending to be drunk in bars, allowing men to take advantage, and then suddenly, soberly, calling them out.

Press > 2021 > Harper’s Bazaar (March) [+17]
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2021 > Session 06 [+10]

[…] “When the script came to my agent,” says Mulligan, “I just didn’t know what to do with it. I thought, ‘Why would Emerald ask me to do this?’” The part, and the movie, were outside Mulligan’s usual territory and the challenge to do something different was irresistible. Mulligan is more often found in period pieces – The Great Gatsby, Suffragette, Far from the Madding Crowd. She tends to play characters more obviously sympathetic, such as the grieving widow, Edith Pretty, in her other new project, a Netflix film called The Dig, which takes place on the eve of World War II and tells the story of the discovery of a haul of Anglo-Saxon artefacts beneath Edith’s land. Edith is the quintessential Mulligan role – slightly pained, wry, and often giving the impression of a buried emotional life communicated through a tiny half-smile, or a flicker of an eyebrow.

[…] Reflecting on her career, Mulligan says there simply wasn’t the opportunity for women film-makers and writers to make such movies when she started. “I certainly didn’t feel any of this kind of activity for the first decade I was working.” In her view, a game-changing moment was Blue Jasmine, the 2013 Woody Allen film in which Cate Blanchett played the title role, winning an Oscar for her performance.

I remember thinking, ‘Oh, there’s loads of brilliant, complex parts being written for women,’” says Mulligan. But after that, things seemed to regress again: “It was like one step forwards, two steps back.” (Also, it was still a film written by a man, one mired in controversy, who has had to publicly deny sexual abuse.) Only in the past couple of years has she felt that the landscape has truly changed, with women writers and directors getting the kind of backing they’ve long deserved and, as a result, creating parts like Cassie. Mulligan smiles at the thought not just of Cassie, but the antics all of these unforgettable characters: “It’s really fun to see people behaving badly.

So, has the process of working with Fennell given her an appetite to do the same – to make a story of her own? “Not right now,” says Milligan, frankly. “I don’t know, it’s funny. If I spend too long on something, or if I see too much behind the curtain, I don’t really want to participate.” Partly it’s the reality of life with small children, and the consequential lack of time. But also, she quite likes just being, as she puts it, ‘an actor for hire’ – turning up, doing her job, leaving. When filming The Dig, she rented a house as close to set as she could and made it home for bath-time most days. But her attitude reveals a little more than just the logistics of juggling family and work; it’s also part of who Mulligan is, and the way she chooses to be.

She talks about enjoying the mystery of jobs: her dream is to be sent a wonderful script, to unwrap it like a present, make the movie and then disappear. She doesn’t want to analyse shots or watch the rushes, has no inclination to be involved in the film-making beyond playing her part. “It makes me feel very self-aware,” she says. “I like being just an actor. I like just showing up and doing my thing and then leaving them to it.

Carey Mulligan and Zendaya: Actors on Actors (Variety)

Written by Elise on January 28 2021

Variety – In “Promising Young Woman,” Carey Mulligan’s Cassie has been knocked off track by the rape of her best friend, Nina. In the aftermath, Cassie has devoted herself to a life of revenge — but it’s getting her nowhere. Mulligan and Emerald Fennell, the writer-director of “Promising Young Woman,” clearly formed a close bond, which she discusses with Zendaya — who has a similarly simpatico relationship with Sam Levinson, the writer-director of her forthcoming film, “Malcolm & Marie” (and the creator of HBO’s “Euphoria,” for which she won an Emmy in September).

In “Malcolm & Marie” — shot in June and July in Carmel, Calif., under COVID-19 protocols, one of the first films to do so — Zendaya plays the girlfriend of a stubborn director (John David Washington), who stays up late on the night of his premiere to argue (passionately) in the style of a Tenne­ssee Williams play, about his art. And in a move that Marie would approve of, Zendaya asks Mulligan about her calling out Variety’s tone-deaf review of “Promising Young Woman” and our subsequent apology.

Watch their full conversation for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, presented by Amazon Studios, above.

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2021 > Session 04 [+01]

Carey Mulligan To Star Christos Nikou’s English-Language Debut ‘Fingernails’

Written by Elise on January 28 2021

DeadlineOscar nominee Carey Mulligan is set to star in Fingernails, the English-language feature film debut for Greek filmmaker Christos Nikou, whose current movie Apples premiered at the 2020 Venice Film Festival and is Greece’s submission in the International Feature Oscar race. The new pic reteams Nikou and Dirty Films and partners Cate Blanchett, Coco Francini and Andrew Upton, all executive producers on Apples.

Fingernails is in the development phase. Nikou is writing the script with British playwright Sam Steiner and his Apples co-writer Stavros Raptis. The pic follows Anna (Mulligan), who increasingly suspects that her relationship with her longtime partner may not actually be the real thing. In an attempt to improve things, she secretly embarks on a new assignment working at a mysterious institute designed to incite and test the presence of romantic love in increasingly desperate couples.

Fingernails explores the modern experience of falling in love at a time when – though it seems more accessible than ever – romance has become so uncertain, complicated, and elusive,” Nikou said. “We created the role of Anna with Carey Mulligan in mind and are thrilled that she said yes immediately. Carey is such a talented and magnetic actress, and I was blown away by her performance in Promising Young Woman. I am more than excited to begin work with Carey and bring Fingernails to life in collaboration with my producers Cate Blanchett, Coco Francini and Andrew Upton at Dirty Films.

Said the Dirty Films partners: “After our partnership on Apples, we couldn’t be happier to continue our collaboration with Christos Nikou on Fingernails. In a time when finding human connection is more important and more challenging than ever, Christos’ tender and refreshing take on modern romance is unique and profound. We feel Carey Mulligan – who we have long admired for her powerful and buoyant performances – is the perfect actor to help capture the surreal fizz and genuine heartache that fuel this brilliant vision.

“Promising Young Woman” Blu-Ray Screen Captures

Written by Elise on January 18 2021

Originally scheduled for a theatrical release back in April 2020, Focus Feature has released “Promising Young Woman” on VOD on Friday, January 15 (in US theatres, December 25). This means I have been able to update our gallery with over 2,276 high-quality screen captures of Carey portraying Cassandra “Cassie” Thomas in Emerald Fennell’s 2020 film. Be sure to check out the movie on either Amazon or Apple TV (more ways to watch).

Promising Young Woman” is so good, it almost makes us forget the amazing in-person promotion tour Covid-19 has denied us. Certified FRESH on Rotten Tomatoes at 91%, it tells the story of a young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, who seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

A boldly provocative, timely thriller, Promising Young Woman is an auspicious feature debut for writer-director Emerald Fennell — and a career highlight for Carey Mulligan. – Critics Consensus @ Rotten Tomatoes

Feature Films > Promising Young Woman (2020) > Blu-Ray Screen Captures [+2,276]
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