Carey slumming it in budget hotel
Published 25/10/2010 | 11:39
Carey Mulligan is reportedly slumming it in a budget Los Angeles hotel following her split from boyfriend Shia LaBeouf.
The 25-year-old British actress is living in a £69-a-night Best Western while filming new heist drama Drive after moving out of the mansion she shared with Shia.
A staff member confirmed to The Mail on Sunday that Carey booked into the standard room with a queen-sized bed at the hotel two weeks ago.
Carey, who began dating Shia, 24, when they met filming Wall Street 2 last year, revealed at the premiere of Never Let Me Go at the London Film Festival last week that she was planning to move back to Britain.
When she first moved to Los Angeles, she lived at The Orlando, an upmarket boutique hotel, before moving into Shia's home in the San Fernando Valley.
But their relationship reportedly hit the rocks when he began filming Transformers 3 on location in Chicago in July.
A source at the Best Western, which overlooks the busy Route 101 motorway, said: "This is more a place for back-packers, students and those on a budget."
A waitress at the hotel's coffee shop said: "She spends most nights here. She comes back after filming and looks tired. I don't think she's been partying. She often wears a hat and keeps her head down.
"She prefers to blend in. She eats here, but she also shops at the Gelson's supermarket down the street and brings food back to eat in her room."