English actress Carey Mulligan has revealed how she burst in to tears when she learnt that she had won the role of Daisy in the Baz Luhrmann movie The Great Gatsby. Carey received the news from Baz himself via a phone call and she claims that there is a photograph of her reaction, as somebody took a snap of her while she was crying.
Mulligan explained, “There’s a photograph actually of it because there was this event. I was introducing Karl Lagerfeld at this event in New York and it was after that and his wife was there and she passed me the phone. I answered and he said “Hello Daisy” and I burst into tears. So there’s a photograph that someone snapped as they walked past, of me crying into a napkin. So I cried, yeah.”
She added, “Then I went to my friends house and we had a big dance party until 4 in the morning and then I got on a plane back to New York and filmed my last day on Drive, which was a struggle.” Carey Mulligan stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, which is set to be released on December 25, 2012.