Belfast Telegraph

Carey: I keep gongs at mum's house

Carey Mulligan has found a safe place to stash all her prized gongs - her parents' home.

Rather than giving her trophies the pride of place in her home, the British actress, who scooped a number of best actress awards for her leading role in An Education, prefers to keep them with her folks.

"It's strange to have them in your own house, especially if you live on your own," she revealed.

"It's like, 'Come in, have a cup of tea and look at my awards', so they are at my parents' house."

Carey, 25, is fast gaining acclaim for her part in the big-screen adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, and has already won best actress at the British Independent Film Awards, as well as breakthrough performance at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

"I'm not getting used to it. Last year was terribly surprising and this year is the same. I'm shocked," she admitted about the wins.

"To have a platform to talk about our small, independent films that are not popcorn movies is amazing. We are so lucky."

Carey confessed her BIFA win came out of the blue.

"I didn't expect to win this year so I told my mum not to come. She came last year, so I kind of regret that," she added.

:: Never Let Me Go opens in cinemas on February 11.


From Belfast Telegraph