Carey Mulligan: "Leonardo Dicaprio Wasn't My Pin-Up"
Actress talks The Great Gatsby during interview with Harper's Bazaar...
Carey Mulligan has revealed she couldn't stop smiling after auditioning for the part ofThe Great Gatsby opposite Hollywood hunk, Mumford and Sons frontman Marcus - recalls her first encounter with Leo, but revealed that unlike many girls, she never had a crush on the actor.
Carey explained: "Well, he [Leonardo Dicaprio] wasn’t my pin-up, but he was for a lot of my girlfriends. Michael Schumacher [was my pin-up].
"I used to watch Formula 1 with my dad when I was little. When I did the audition [for the role of Daisy in The Great Gatsby] with Leo in New York I walked away grinning. Just the idea that if I never got any further, I had just spent an hour and a half acting with Leonardo Dicaprio.”Speaking of her character in Baz Lurhman's adaptation of the iconic book, Mulligan stated: "Daisy was difficult to work out, but so fun to play…
"Baz also gave me about seven biographies of Zelda [Fitzgerald] and a stack of love letters from Ginevra [King]. You can so easily see where Fitzgerald has taken Daisy from. Just the way Zelda and Ginevra wrote – there were lines we stole for the script.”She went on to reveal why she decided to wear Prada on her wedding day to Mumford, adding: "I have worn a lot of Prada and always loved their clothes. I always felt very comfortable.
"They were the first designer house that ever lent me anything; I wore Prada to the Oscars. The people who work there are so lovely and really just non-scary fashion people.”
Full interview appears in the June issue of HARPER’S BAZAAR, on sale Wednesday 1 May 2013. Also available as a digital edition.
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Pictures: Tom Allen for Harper's Bazaar