The Great Gatsby starlet Carey Mulligan graces the May issue of US Vogue. The film finally comes out on May 10. Must be some kind of coincidence! We totally called this one.
She looks stunning (if a bit too made up) and predictably Gatsby-fied in Oscar de la Renta on the cover, shot by Mario Testino. Inside, she wears a series of dazzling gowns by Chanel couture, Miu Miu, McQueen and more.
We’ve been looking forward to another Carey Vogue cover, because we love her. And the accompanying cover story by Tom Shones makes us love her even more.
• For one, she compares Zelda Fitzgerald, whom she read up on to prepare for her role as Daisy Buchanan, to a Kardashian:
She feels like she’s living in a movie of her own life. She’s constantly on show, performing all the time. Nothing bad can happen in a dream. You can’t die in a dream. She’s in her own TV show. She’s like a Kardashian.
• She still doesn’t feel like a real person when she’s on the red carpet:
I once put my hand on my hip on the red carpet and regretted it instantly.
• She beat out Scarlett Johansson, Michelle Williams, Blake Lively, Keira Knightley, and Natalie Portman for the role of Daisy.
• She found out she got the role after taking the stage at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards with Karl Lagerfeld, via a phone call from Baz Luhrmann. She immediately started crying in front of everyone and then went partying “until the early hours” with the Olsen twins. “I won’t go into details, but let’s just say she went from being a bit Daisy to being more Zelda Fitzgerald,” says Luhrmann. “The thing about little Mulligan is she’s physically very gamine, she’s got this beautiful innocence in her face, but there is a bit of a wild streak in her—a bit of Zelda, a bit of the zany.”
If the story confirms anything it’s that Mulligan is winning over everyone. The profile is filled with glowing praise from the likes of Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, and Leonardo DiCaprio–who commend her both for her alluring personality and undeniable talent. She’s clearly going to be a big star.
Click through for a couple more photos from the editorial and head over to Vogue.com to see it in full.
All photos: Mario Testino/VOGUE