Carey Mulligan Calls Out Actors for Very Common Lies

Three-time Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan says actors who take awards for granted are just acting.

“They’re 100 percent lying,” he told The Times in an interview published over the weekend, referring to the many actors who claim awards don’t matter to them.

Carey received the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award this year for Maestro, in which she played composer Leonard Bernstein’s wife, Felicia Montealegre.

He watched the nomination announcement in January with his “heart pounding,” he told the newspaper.

As someone who appreciates the awards it can bring, Carey says her heart is broken by one of the biggest snubs of the year, Barbie director Greta Gerwig. Although Gerwig wasn’t nominated for Best Director, she did get a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay alongside her husband, Noah Baumbach.

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“I’m sad for Greta because I don’t know what else you can do as a director to be nominated,” he said. “You made a film that was critically acclaimed and also achieved tremendous global success, but you weren’t nominated?”

Like Greta, Carey has never won one of those little gold men. But she did win the Best Leading Actress trophy at the Baftas for An Education in 2009.

The London native survived illness and doctors’ confusion before earning his latest Oscar nomination.

Carey was dressing up as a 57-year-old version of Montealegre on the set of Maestro when he fell ill and a doctor was called to administer antibiotics, he said recently. It was only when she mentioned that she was 12 weeks pregnant that “he wasn’t at all sure.”

“I can’t wait to tell the makeup artists how good they are,” he joked.

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