“I was privileged to explore the character with some of the world’s most talented actresses, each one bringing their own particular interpretation,” said Luhrmann, who also considered Blake Lively, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Abbie Cornish
and Keira Knightley for the part.
“However, specific to this particular production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her: ‘Hello, Daisy Buchanan,’” said Luhrmann.
She’ll star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie roles played in 1974
by Robert Redford and Mia Farrow.
What do you think of Carey in this role?
(Photos, above by Mikael Jansson for Interview Magazine.)