Carey Mulligan slammed the notion of “perfection on screen” because she argued that women should not “look normal” in movies anymore.
The actress, 35, thought about Hollywood and the industry in an honest interview with The New York Times on Wednesday as she spoke about her new film The Promising Young Woman.
Discussing how her film examines societal expectations about how a woman should look and behave, she criticized the idea that actresses for a role should look like ‘supermodels’.
‘We don’t let women look normal anymore’: Carey Mulligan attacked the term ‘screen perfection’ in a new interview on Wednesday
Carey explained, ‘We don’t allow women to look more normal or like a real person anymore. Why does every woman who is ever on screen have to look like a supermodel?
‘It turned into something where the expectations of beauty and perfection on screen were completely out of control. “
‘I just don’t think that’s really what it’s supposed to be about telling stories or acting. Things can be beautiful without being perfect. ‘
Honest: Talking about how her film Promising Young Woman (pictured) examines a woman’s unreasonable expectations, she criticized the idea that actresses should look like “supermodels”
The Promising Young Woman is a vengeful thriller that follows the story of Carey’s character Cassie, a barista who feels unfulfilled in her life.
In an attempt to lift her spirits, she leaves medical school to go to bars every week, where she becomes drunk and on the verge of fainting.
Traumatized by a tragic past event, Cassie is on a war journey as she tries to avenge those who have done her injustice, including men who pretend to ‘help’ her and eventually try to take advantage of her drunken state.
The star recently opened for NET-A-PORTER’s digital publication PORTER in which she discussed it thoughts on the #MeToo movement, life after children, and toxic masculinity in her new film.
Reflections: Carey said of Hollywood beauty standards: “We don’t allow women to look normal or real anymore … perfection on screen is completely out of control.”
The award-winning actress, who shares Evelyn, fifth, and Wilfred, three, with husband musician Marcus Mumford, 33, also insisted she was happy juggling her career with motherhood, saying, ‘I haven’t been to a bar in years, and that’s me very glad ‘.
Carey argued that her new film, written and directed by showrunner Killing Eve, Emerald Fennell, emphasizes the importance of awareness of topics such as sexual assault and toxic masculinity.
The British actress said: ‘It’s funny, because the reaction I first had when I read the script was:’ This is veryooo romantic ‘.
One to watch: The Promising Young Woman is a vengeful thriller that follows the story of Carey’s character Cassie, the barista takes revenge on the men who take advantage of her
‘[But] Emerald’s [point] either: if [you] take someone home and he’s really drunk and then that person finds out he’s not drunk and you feel guilty and then you know what you’re doing is wrong. ‘
‘What we thought about making this film was the amount of real life stories we know. A lot of this movie is things that almost every woman I know has experienced in some way. ‘
Asked if she misses her life before welcoming her children, the mother of two, who married musician Marcus in April 2012, said: ‘Noooo.
‘In fact, every time we walked into a new bar set, Emerald and I would both say,’ God, we haven’t been to a bar in a very long time. ‘ And I’m very glad of that. ‘
First for the family: Thespian shares children Evelyn and Wilfred with husband Marcus Mumford (pictured 2012), and she recently said she is happy with juggling career and motherhood