Carey Mulligan Covers The ‘Great Gatsby’-Inspired May Issue Of ‘Vogue Magazine’

Meet Daisy Buchanan

It looks like Vogue editors everywhere are crazy-excited for the coming of the Gatsby. Just last week we saw supermodel Karlie Kloss on the cover of Vogue Australia, rocking one of Prada‘s many designs for The Great Gatsby movie. And now Carey Mulligan, who’s taking on the role of Daisy Buchanan in the film, is covering American Vogue. I love this vintage-styled cover and the accompanying photos! Click inside for more!

Carey Mulligan As Daisy Buchanan For Vogue:


 

Fashionista has a few highlights from the interview:

• 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.

This spread is too fab. That second photo is absolutely scrumptious. We are going to be so taken in by the costume designs of this piece; it’s gonna be epic!

I really have loved Carey‘s work over the years (Shame, Drive, An Education); I cannot wait to see her transform into Daisy. If she beat out Keira Knightley and Michelle Williams for this role, than I think we can definitely expect great things.

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  1. Vicky

    I think she’s beautiful, but she’s so thin she doesn’t look healthy. I know she’s very small naturally, but still…

  2. James

    Can I go on my Daisy casting rant? OK, good. So what had happened was back when it was first known Leo would be playing Gatsby in the adaptation, he started dating Blake Lively. Everyone thought that meant she would be playing Daisy, since they were seen together so often, and she even had lunch with the director several times. I was so pumped, because I love Blake Lively, and this is one of my all-time favorite books. After an intense scientific investigation, the world’s top minds have been unable to discover a single flaw in her. In my heart and soul I just think she would have been better. I mean, Daisy=Serena van der Woodsen with a worse closet, less drugs and a worse taste in men TBH.SHe just plays tragic and beautiful and rich so perfectly. But I like Carey. I’ve always found her a little boring, but I’m sure she’ll do, in lieu of the immaculate Blake. I’m sure Leo just knew he’d be heartbroken seeing her on set everyday.

    • I always thought Daisy had a sort of vulnerability that I just don’t see in Blake Lively. The only other contender I see in the list above is Keira Knightley, but even just going on appearance, I think Carey’s a good fit.

  3. Finally! I was wondering when she’d start appearing in the magazine spreads again, so I could drag in a copy and tell my hairstylist, “This! Cut my hair like this!”

  4. Ben@pr

    Regarding talent and looks Michelle Williams was the only real competition to Carey. I don’t know why Blake was even considered a candidate for this role besides being a blonde. She doesn’t belong to that group of real actresses.

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