Carey Mulligan is taking risks both with her career and her appearance and entertainment insiders are loving the results of both.
She is an actress known for her dramatic ability both on the stage and on the movie screens but whenever an actress takes on a challenging role such as that presented by role of school teacher Kyra Hollis in the revival of David Hare's award winning 1995 play "Skylight' she is opening herself up to potential criticism.
The Academy Award nominated actress not only took on the role but she made her West End debut a performance to remember according to some entertainment critics as she was outstanding in the role on press night.
Her exceptional acting talent was on full display as she performed the role of a schoolteacher who receives a visit from a past lover, a wealthy restaurateur Tom Sergeant who is played by Bill Nighy. She had lived with his family until his now dead wife discovered the affair she had been having with her husband.
The West End critics and crowd are legendary for how tough they can be on performers but everyone from the audience to the director Stephen Daldry was pleased with her performance on stage which incidentally was not the only setting where she excelled on 'press' night.
The attractive English actress showed a risqué side with her fashion after her performance. In the play her character dresses in dowdy clothes but Carey Mulligan the actress looked completely opposite after the show looking sophisticated and beautiful in a low cut brown patterned sleeveless dress with a pair of black heeled sandals.
Carey Mulligan was the star of "Skylight" both on the stage and off and in the process showed why she is such an adored actress by entertainment insiders, filmmakers and her fans.