Carey Mulligan criticized the notion of ‘on-screen perfection’ when she said that women cannot ‘look more normal’ in films.
The 35-year-old actress reflected on Hollywood and the industry in a candid interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, while talking about her new film Promising Young Woman.
Discussing how her film examines society’s expectations of how a woman should look and behave, she criticized the idea that actresses are forced to look like ‘supermodels’ for a role.
‘We no longer allow women to look normal’: Carey Mulligan criticized the notion of ‘on-screen perfection’ in a new interview on Wednesday
Carey explained: ‘We no longer allow women to look normal or like a real person. Why does every woman on the screen have to look like a supermodel?
‘It changed to something where the expectation of beauty and perfection on the screen was completely out of control. “
‘I just don’t think that’s what the narrative or the acting needs to be. Things can be beautiful without being perfect. ‘
Cândido: discussing how her film Promising Young Woman (pictured) examines the woman’s irrational expectations, she criticized the idea that actresses should look like ‘supermodels’
Promising young woman is a revenge thriller that follows the story of Carey’s character, Cassie, a barista who feels dissatisfied with her life.
In an attempt to lift his spirits, dropping out of medical school breaks loose in bars every week, where he gets intoxicated and on the verge of passing out.
Traumatized by a tragic past event, Cassie is up in arms while trying to take revenge on those who have wronged her, including men who pretend to “help” her and end up trying to take advantage of her drunken state.
The star recently opened NET-A-PORTER’s digital publication, PORTER, in which she talked about her reflections on the #MeToo movement, life after children and toxic masculinity in his new film.
Thoughts: Carey said of Hollywood beauty standards: ‘We don’t allow women to look normal anymore, or like a real person … perfection on screen has gone completely out of control’
The award-winning actress, who shares Evelyn, five, and Wilfred, three, with musician husband Marcus Mumford, 33, also insisted that she is content to reconcile her career with motherhood, saying, ‘I haven’t been to a bar in years, and I’m very happy about it ‘.
Carey said that his new film, written and directed by Killing Eve’s showrunner, Emerald Fennell, highlights the importance of awareness around topics such as sexual assault and toxic masculinity.
The British actress said: ‘It’s funny, because the first reaction I got when I read the script was,’ This is soooo romantic ‘.
One to watch: Promising Young Woman is a revenge thriller that follows the story of Carey’s character, Cassie, a barista seeking revenge against men who take advantage of her
‘[But] Emerald [point] was: if [you] take someone home and he is very drunk, then that person reveals that he is not drunk, and you feel guilty, then you know that what you are doing is not right. ‘
“What we reflected on in making this film was the amount of real-life stories like the one we know. Much of this film is something that almost every woman I know has experienced it in some way. ‘
When asked if she misses her life before receiving her children, the mother of two, who married musician Marcus in April 2012, said: ‘Noooo.
‘In fact, every time we walked into a new bar, Emerald and I thought,’ God, we haven’t been to a bar in a long time. ‘ And I am very happy with that. ‘
Family first: the actress shares her sons Evelyn and Wilfred with her husband Marcus Mumford (photo in 2012) and recently said she is happy to juggle her career and motherhood