January 18, 2012
Carey Mulligan reveals her acting obsession
Hollywood actress Carey Mulligan has revealed how she has been obsessed with acting from a very young age and she was determined to make it to Hollywood. However, Carey was not short of her knock backs, as she was rejected from one drama school after another, before taking a different route into the acting world.
Mulligan explained, "I went to boarding school when I was 14. I was a drama geek; I never fell into acting. I was obsessed with acting from a really young age. I just wanted to be in musicals and I wore a Les Misérables T-shirt for, like, four years, well into my teens. Applying to drama schools was the most rebellious thing I've ever done. I applied to drama school instead of university and got rejected from every one. And Drama Centre London told me to be a children's TV show presenter."
Carey admitted that her auditions for the drama schools may have been what let her down. She added, "I did Psychosis 448, a monologue about someone who is about to commit suicide, as my audition speech. So there's this incredibly well-adjusted, happy person coming from boarding school and I'm miming slitting my wrists on stage. They were like, 'Go home! Or at least experience something other than boarding school'. So that's what I did." Carey Mulligan is set to appear alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie The Great Gatsby.