Carey Mulligan is ‘practical romantic’
Carey Mulligan never gets embarrassed if someone doesn’t reciprocate her feelings, as she finds it easy to move on.
The actress is currently single following her split from Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf, who she met while shooting Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The 25-year-old has admitted she finds it hard to keep her feelings to herself when she is interested in someone, and doesn’t let fear of rejection stop her from being open.
“I hate confrontation. I’m a hopeless romantic and I always say how I feel. I say things as I think them,” she explained. “I can be in a mood for half a day and then say everything, but I would never hold on to a feeling for years. I think it’s better to be open most of the time. If you put something out there and it doesn’t work out then you can forget about it and carry on.”
Romance is something Carey is passionate about. She enjoys bringing stories about couples to life, which has informed many of her movie decisions. Her new film Never Let Me Go is in part a love story, with elements of betrayal in it too, and it’s just the sort of tale Carey always finds herself drawn to.
“I love love stories, I love acting in love stories, I like portraying love stories. So I suppose that’s the romantic side of me, but I am quite practical. My friends at school used to say, ‘If a guy texts you, you can’t text back for three days.’ I was always like, ‘B*****ks! Text back!’ I’m a practical romantic,” she told Look.