Carey Mulligan is keen on portraying roles that shed light on larger, meaningful issues.
Mulligan was interviewed on the latest edition of the programme people every day Podcast, the Oscar-nominated actress talks about her new movie She saidwhich premiered on Friday, November 18, 2022.
Portrayed by Mulligan and Zoe Kazan The New York Times Journalists Megan Twohy and Judy Kantor, who broke Harvey Weinstein’s infamous story that he sexually abused women for decades, via People.
About the movie, Mulligan shared her opinion on how the original article was received. She said about the response in time.
She added, “But I guess what I didn’t really appreciate…is who the women were who made it happen. Because this story was hounded for years by reporters; and many, many talented, super-powered journalists tried to run their story. Megan Toohey and Judy ended up Cantors are the ones who recorded the story.”
Crediting the accusers who were willing to go on the record, Mulligan said, “Ashley Judd, Zelda Perkins, Laura Madden, these incredibly brave women stepped forward and put it all on the line. And I feel like the movie is the kind of moment I thank them for. It’s really about bravery.” It’s about the bravery of women and I think it puts their heroism front and center.”
When asked what prompted her to take on the role, the actress, 37, said it was important to keep talking.
“It’s one of the biggest problems we face as women from the day we are born and from being little girls and teens,” said Mulligan.
“We’ve talked about this a lot, Zoe Kazan and I, in the last couple of weeks promoting [She Said]. She said you kind of grew up in a society where you are taught to be in a vulnerable position or to be on the defensive and that you need to arm yourself for what might happen. And I think it’s important that we try to get out into the world: that’s the reality for women all over the world.”
She added, “This was always the case for our mothers and grandmothers. And you know, this is a conversation that has to go on.”