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Mulligan's hopes for Coens' movie

Published 28/10/2011 | 08:41

Carey Mulligan says she wouldn't just work for the sake of it
Carey Mulligan says she wouldn't just work for the sake of it

Carey Mulligan has revealed she's super-excited about working with the Coen brothers - because she's a big fan of their films.

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The Drive star is set to collaborate with filmmaking siblings Ethan and Joel on their indie music biopic Inside Llewyn Davis.

"They are my favourite filmmakers, and I can't believe that I get to be one of their characters. It's ridiculous. I'm so excited!" she told Collider.

"What doesn't draw you into a Coen brothers movie. It's amazing. I can't believe it! They're the Coen brothers."

Having worked with acclaimed filmmakers like Lone Scherfig (An Education), Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Steve McQueen (Shame) and Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby), Carey counts herself as fortunate.

"I'm outrageously lucky! It's absurd. I still haven't even got my head wrapped around it," she said.

Carey, who took a year off after starring in An Education, is prepared to work until the interesting roles dry up.

"If the next job after that is with Pedro Almodovar, then I'll keep working. But, I'm not going to work for the sake of working," she revealed.

"I'll work, if I'm extraordinarily lucky enough to continue having the same opportunities, but it will be based on whatever is there. If there's nothing around, then I'll go home and make carrot cake for awhile."

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