Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Carey Mulligan shocked by style criticism

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan has to put up with more style criticism since starring in The Great Gatsby.

The actress used to sport a cute pixie crop but wears it a little longer for her role as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's hotly-anticipated The Great Gatsby.

Since reaching mega stardom, the 27-year-old has had to deal with much more interest in her style.

"I've never done a film on this scale before, so I've never had this level of attention, but I've always worn what I want to wear and done my hair how I wanted," she admitted to the British edition of OK! magazine.

"I did a press conference yesterday, and one of the journalists came up to me and said, 'Thank god you've grown your hair out, it looked terrible before,' which is charming! But I cut my hair for work and let it grow out for work, and when I'm releasing a film, I wear clothes for press but I just wear what I'm comfortable in."

The star hasn't just dabbled with the length of her locks, but also the colour.

Previously a brunette, Carey is now a bottle blonde.

"I kind of go between the two," she revealed.

"I've been dark and blonde over the past couple of years. I did a play where I had brown hair before that, and then they dyed my hair blonde. I wore a wig in Gatsby, but the roots of my hair had to be blonde to mix in with the wig so I dyed my hair blonde."

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