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Mulligan – I auditioned for a film with boozy selfie

HOLLYWOOD actress Carey Mulligan has revealed she attempted to audition for her latest movie with a boozy mobile phone selfie.

But the Oscar-nominated British star admitted she had a change of heart and opted not to send it.

She told TV presenter Graham Norton, while appearing as a guest on his BBC1 chat show tonight, that she was able to perfect a US accent after a drink.

Mulligan went on to land the role in the Coen brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis, about a singer in New York's Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s.

She told Norton she was a "bit tipsy" when she filmed herself on the phone.

"I was so excited so I did the audition after a dinner where I had had a few drinks," she said.

"My American accent is better after a few drinks and then I decided to eat something – it works for Brad Pitt, who eats all the time in films.

"It was a really drunk audition. Thank God, I didn't send it."

Other guests on the show, include Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone.