Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Mulligan, Mumford at Davis premiere

Carey Mulligan at the premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis in New York

Carey Mulligan went back to black, as she attended the premiere of her new film, Inside Llewyn Davis, in New York.

The Oscar-nominated actress was joined by her husband, musician Marcus Mumford - who worked on the soundtrack with T-Bone Burnett - as the musical drama, written and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen, screened at the New York Film Festival.

The 28-year-old revealed she didn't draw on her marriage for her portrayal of Jean Berkey, telling The Hollywood Reporter: "That probably makes me a bad actress, but no I didn't.

"I wish I'd come away with a vast knowledge of 60s folk music, but I think I was more drawn to the personal story between Jean and Oscar Isaac's character."

Carey also revealed why she decided to pass on the opportunity to play Hillary Clinton in an upcoming biopic, saying: it "just wasn't the right fit for me at the time."

Oscar takes the titular role of a singer-songwriter who navigates New York's folk music scene in the 60s in the film, which also stars Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Girls' Adam Driver.

Tron: Legacy star Garrett said: "I just jumped at the chance to work with the Coens. It was a phenomenal script as well, and when you see it's a Coen brothers film, you know it's going to be something special to say the least, the very least, the very, very much least."

Marcus and his Mumford And Sons bandmates also headlined a star-studded charity concert, celebrating the film's music at the weekend. Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Elvis Costello and Jack White were among the performers at Another Day, Another Time.

Inside Llewyn Davis, which was awarded the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, opens in the UK in January 2014.

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