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Carey Mulligan finally feels like an actress

Carey Mulligan finally feels like an actress

Beautiful Carey Mulligan insists that her lack of acting training has meant that she’s always felt “unqualified”, however, she now feels that she can finally call herself an actress, even though she’s spent years pretending to be a geography student…

Speaking to Little White Lies,she explained, “I don't know, it's funny. I used to tell people that I was a geography student until I was, like, 23, because I'd say actress and they'd be like, 'Oh, what have you been in?' And I'd be like, 'You won't have seen it'.

“It was just so awkward and I hate that at Customs because I'd say 'Never Let Me Go', and they're like, 'Pfft!' Because they demand that you tell them because they're like, 'Oh, you're an actress. What have you been in?' You're like, 'You won't have seen it.' They say, 'Go on!' You say, 'They're chick flicks, you really won't have seen it'. It's awkward. I think because I didn't train, I've always felt kind of quite unqualified.”

She continued, “I guess I make a living from being an actress and it is always what I've wanted to be, but there are days when I'm just terrible and I can't act. Like, there was a day in Never Let Me Go… There was a whole scene where I'm facing down the beach while Keira (Knightley) gives us a little note.

“It's a very serious scene and me and Andrew (Garfield) are meant to react emotionally. I couldn't do anything that day. I couldn't do anything. I just turned away. It looks like I'm having a moment but I'm just not… I can't think what to do. Sometimes when that happens I think, 'What on earth am I doing?' I think the most confident I feel as an actress is when I'm doing theatre.”

Don’t worry Miss Mulligan, we sometimes come into work and can’t do anything either. Just blame it on the weatherman…


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