Carey Mulligan ‘couldn’t stop crying’ after one of her ‘Shame’ scenes (5 photos)


Carey Mulligan is W Magazine's January cover girl. During her interview she opens up about her current movie out in theaters called 'Shame.'

On playing the suicide attempt scene:
“I was sitting there and this fake blood was pumping out of my arms and I was in this completely hopeless state with a kitchen knife next to me. And it was horrible, it was really horrible and I wasn’t expecting it, it was a complete surprise, and I felt awful. It sounds so pretentious, but it just made me feel horrible. I felt devastated and I felt so sad. And I’m fine. I’m great and well adjusted and everything’s cool, but just the idea of being that helpless and that lonely, it was just really sad. I got into the taxi at the end of the day and I couldn’t stop crying.”

On feeling confident playing a character who didn’t worry about her appearance:
“I didn’t have to worry about what I ate, or how much I drank, and I didn’t have to work out. She was an alcoholic mess. She didn’t have any money to dye her hair. I mean I didn’t become an alcoholic, but I didn’t have to watch myself. It was so much more exciting to play that character that didn’t worry about her appearance in any way. I knew that when I stood up in that bath naked it wasn’t about whether I looked good naked or not. It was about who she was.”

Check out more at W Magazine!

Click HERE for pictures of Cary Mulligan channeling Twiggy.


Megan Resig

Megan Resig is Head of theBERRY, loves to travel, embraces awkward moments, and appreciates anything that has to do female empowerment. She's a sucker for chick-flicks and isn't afraid to admit that her nickname was once meg-a-ton.

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    If I looked like her I would be a very happy girl.

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    Sally Sparrow, duck.

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