Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they're all individuals and they're all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.— Carey Mulligan
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I want to be in 'Glee,' but I'm told I'm not famous enough to be a cameo yet.
I am committed to helping Alzheimer's Society in any way I can.
My family and I rely on the help of organisations like Alzheimer's Society to help us understand the disease and guide us in the care of my grandmother. It's been a privilege to meet so many people with dementia.
I never get recognised here in London, which I like.
Once a year, someone comes up to me and asks if I am 'so-and-so's niece' because they think they recognise me from somewhere. I like that.
It's tricky playing people that you don't like and finding a way to empathise with them. It's challenging and very exciting for an actor.
I wanted to be a musical theatre actress - I wanted to play Sally Bowles, forever and ever always.
I'm not great at having my picture taken and I don't enjoy that side of it very much but I enjoy being with my friends and it's nice to have a reunion.
Am I reserved? I think I agree with that.
I don't think I'm particularly original. I am quite homey, though. But then I'm also quite transient. I quite like being nomadic.
Sex addiction is a subject that should be discussed
The minute I get into a hotel room, I scatter my stuff everywhere.
It's like a bomb site within a minute. So I suppose that means I'm trying to nest.
Posing on the red carpet feels like you're selling something that has nothing to do with you. If you do it with someone else, it's like we're saying, 'Oh! We come as a pair! Would you like to buy both of us? We're available for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs!'
I have always hated nightclubs, and don't like loud music.
People get married when they're 18 and spend their whole lives together.
I think their greatest fear is that someone will see it as a fling because they were young and it didn't mean anything.
It's actually easier to play a leading role than it is to play a supporting role.
On film sets I can see everyone, and I really still find that so difficult.
I don't know why people are so down on the Best Western.
They have the best sweet potato fries I've ever had.
My character in 'Shame' is an outrageous person.
Loud and uncompromising and I begged Steve McQueen to give me the job.
I don't wear a bikini on the beach. I walk around my house in pyjamas. I haven't seen myself naked in the mirror for probably a decade. I'm very prudish.
We had a tiny budget for 'The Greatest,' which was the opposite of 'Wall Street.
' We just kind of went in and did it. You've got four or five takes and then you've got to move on. We didn't even have trailers to stay in or anything.
I've always been quite careful about what I wanted to do.
I've just never wanted to revisit old ground or do something that's easy. I want to do something that I would look at and go, "I don't know what to do!" The most exciting thing is when you're a bit scared, so I'm looking to find something that's really terrifying.
I don't think I want to play title roles.
I don't want to be the face on the poster. I don't want that pressure of having the success riding on my shoulders. I just want to play the most interesting parts. I actually think it's incredibly rare to get an interesting female character that is the lead in a film. Usually the character parts are so much more interesting to play.
I kind of had an idea that New York would be like Fashion Week, where everyone always looks incredibly chic and cool, and I wouldn't fit in.
I probably dreamt about running off to America or something when I was 16 because it just seemed like I was studying algebra and going, 'What am I going to use this for?'
It's funny that you can murder someone horribly and graphically and disturbingly in a horror film, and it's not an NC-17, but if you put a naked man on screen, everyone freaks out.
Sometimes it's so weird just to do an interview.
This morning I was back in my parents' house, with my brother, and we went for a jog together, then had breakfast as a family. And a couple of hours later I'm wearing high heels and a dress and makeup, and talking about my job.
I never had posters on my wall and when I meet actors that I really admire, it's exciting because I get to work with them.
I wanted to be in a Baz Luhrmann film.
It's just extraordinary. He's so amazing at what he does. He makes the most incredible films.
'It Girl' is such a weird term. It implies I go to parties and drink champagne.
From Wall Street to Drive was almost a year, when I didn't do anything 'cause there was just nothing that was significantly different from the things I'd done before. There was just nothing to explore.
There was an article in the New York Times that said that young men can't maintain healthy relationships because they're so influenced by pornography and what they see on the screen. It's something to be talked about.
I've always played characters that were younger than myself.
When you start playing a character every day for seven weeks, it suddenly starts becoming easier.
There's always the things that you think are going to be tough.
I've been nude once, and I was like, "Oh, that's going to be a nightmare," and actually that was fine.
My agent in London told me, after Never Let Me Go, because I loved doing that so much, "If you're on a lucky streak and you're doing well, you should only take a part, if you can't bear the idea of anyone else doing it." That's been the case since then, with Drive and Shame and the play (The Seagull), and the stuff that's going on, like Gatsby. I would have been devastated, if I hadn't gotten those jobs.
You can spend an entire day walking around in New York, whereas in L.
A., it always ends at some point because you have to find a way to get home.
I didn't want to do a costume drama. It's a great thing to do, but I've done them, and I didn't want to do the same thing again. Of course, costume dramas can be from all different eras, but at the time, I just felt very sure that I didn't want to be boxed in as an English actress. I wanted to be an actress, rather than an English actress.
It's so silly isn't it? how we grown men take up trout angling not simply to pursue trout but to find some place, some special place, where we feel at ease. a place to belong. Forces, not forms, persist: energy is spent and endures; time does not tick, it flows. God loves a man that smells of trout water and mountain meadows. Which way's heaven, you suppose? Follow the trail and keep close to the stream.
I remember in 'Pride and Prejudice' I had to do a scene where I broke down.
And before we filmed I spent like three hours imagining my mum's funeral. Actually, she's very much alive, happy and healthy. It was really horrible.
People in New York just seem a lot more open than I thought they would be.
When I went to the Oscars - the only time I've ever been to the Oscars - a few years ago, I wore this Prada dress covered in cooking utensils. I got drunk at the end of the night and started ripping them off and giving them as presents to people, so that was fun. I'm pretty sure that was the point of it, that's how Miuccia meant for it to go I'm sure.
It was my dream for years... to train. Dominic [Cooper] went and he's doing alright. But some people don't go and do brilliantly. Although I think there are things I missed from not having trained. I think I'd be more confident on stage had I gone because I think it means you're equipped with better vocal training and things like that.
I'm more the sort of person who doesn't like hugging strangers because we don't know each other, so we shouldn't.
I've never been obsessed with celebrity or star-struck or anything.
I met Penelope Cruz when we were in Toronto, who I think is a goddess and an unbelievable actress, and she introduced herself. As she walked away from the table I had to take a deep breath, which was strange because I've never had that with anyone.
I can actually cook one meal now, as opposed to before, when I could cook nothing. My family are very excited.
When you idolise someone, or you hold someone in such high regard, you just want them to be everything that you think there are - and when they are it's just lovely.
I didn't work for a year after Wall Street.
I finished that in November, and then it was the following October that I did Drive, so I took a year off. I didn't do anything at all, really. I just hung around.
In London, people can be so... well, it's not even a case of people being unkind or unfriendly. You just don't make any contact in London. You go from A to B with your eyes on the pavement.
What doesn't draw you into a Coen Bros.
movie. It's amazing. I can't believe it! They're the Coen Bros. It's ridiculous.
I want to play the fake child on 'To Catch A Predator.' No, wait! I want to play the Leaf Man!
The toughest part of acting is never a single thing.
It's more like a whole character. I find film really difficult - trying to make it feel like a consistent character when you're filming everything out of order.