Garrett Hedlund sat down with Carey Mulligan for the ninth issue of So It Goes magazine.
The two, who co-star in the upcoming “Mudbound”, discuss, among other things, Carey’s relationship with the press and media.
According to the actress, being scrutinized by the media and dealing with the paparazzi every day was mentally and physically draining. It became so overwhelming for the star that it once drove her to tears.
With time, Mulligan has learned to accept the press and knows it’s a tool for promotion when it comes to her latest project. “I think it’s ultimately a tool to promote the work that you’re proud of,” she said. “At the beginning, I’d end up in tears in the bathroom at some point during a day of photos and press,” she continued.
“I would do red carpets and be a wreck by the end; I found it awful and weird, standing there in my outfits with my body being judged and my appearance and makeup. It’s a f**king weird, bizarre thing to have 200 people screaming at you taking a photo,” the actress admitted.
Getting older has helped her put everything into perspective. “Today’s news is tomorrow’s chip paper, and all of this stuff is just not very significant, ultimately,” she shared.