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Mulligan declined offer of Botox

Carey Mulligan has revealed that she was told to get Botox to look more youthful.

The 25-year-old British actress said she thought her dermatologist was joking when he suggested the procedure.

She told Elle magazine: "I said, 'I have some lines here under my eye and they're annoying, what can you do?' He looked at my face and said, 'We'll just drop some Botox in here and here'.

"I said, 'What the f***? I'm only 25, are you joking?' So I can't move my face? Isn't that, well, the antithesis of what I'm trying to do as an actress? Only in LA would someone try and give you Botox when you're 25 years old."

The star of An Education said she feels "intensely uncomfortable" on the red carpet, adding: "I've never felt like a sexy person. I've always felt like a sensible person. I've always felt absurd wearing anything revealing."

Despite being the envy of many with her short crop hairstyle, she said: "I hate my hair. After An Education, I had a small part in Michael Mann's film Public Enemies and he wanted me to dye it white blonde, and it wrecked my hair. Literally, ruined it. It was falling apart, fried. So I had to cut it off. I cried."

The Oscar-nominated actress admitted that she was disappointed that she missed out on landing the star role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the forthcoming Stieg Larsson adaptation, telling the magazine. "I auditioned for it but I didn't get the part."

Carey, who recently starred opposite Michael Douglas in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, added that watching another actress play the role would be "agony".

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