Carey Mulligan discovers resemblance with 'The Kardashians'

Thursday April 18, 2013

Carey Mulligan has described her character in The Great Gatsby as a "1920s version of a Kardashian".

The British actress plays Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's eagerly-anticipated film, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.

In an interview with US Vogue, Carey talked about how she prepared for her role in Gatsby by looking at two real people in author F Scott Fitzgerald's life - Ginerva King, the woman he first fell in love with, and his wife Zelda Fitzgerald.

And she also said Daisy had a lot in common with reality TV family The Kardashians.

Carey quoted: "'I seem always curiously interested in myself, and it's so much fun to stand off and look at me'... That's a direct Zelda quote.

"It's that kind of feeling: 'I'm-so-little-and-there's-nothing-to-me, watch-me-have-nothing-to-me'.

"She feels like she's living in a movie of her own life. She's constantly on show, performing all the time."

The upcoming film, directed by Baz Luhrmann, sees Carey as the love interest and obsession to Leonardo DiCaprio's Jay Gatsby, in what turned out to be one of the most coveted roles in Hollywood.

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