NY DAILY NEWS – Actress Carey Mulligan has taken on a new role very dear to her family.
The starlet, whose 90-year-old grandmother, Margaret “Nans” Booth, has suffered from dementia for 16 years, has been appointed as the UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador.
“My Nans has dementia and I have experienced first-hand how devastating it can be. It affects everyone differently, and it’s so important that everyone affected by the condition is treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve. At the moment, there’s not nearly enough awareness and as a global society we have a duty to change that,” Mulligan, 31, said during a press event with Britain’s Health Minister Jeremy Hunt at Heathrow Airport,
In her new gig, the Oscar-nominated star hopes to educate people about the disease.
“I get really frustrated by really casual references to people, and it happens all the time, where you’ll be having a conversation with someone who will refer to an elderly relative as someone who has ‘lost their marbles’,” she told the BBC. “It is these very casual phrases, but they are so often describing someone who has a condition and it’s just not treated in the way that other diseases are. So that has always sort of wound me up.”
Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Garrett Hedlund, and Jason Mitchell are looking south. The four actors are in negotiations to star in “Mudbound”, a big-screen adaptation of Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel about hardship and injustice in the Mississippi Delta in the aftermath of World War II.
Dee Rees (“Pariah”, “Bessie”) is directing the independent drama and rewriting the screenplay, from a draft by Virgil Williams. The story centers on a Memphis schoolteacher who reluctantly moves with her husband and children to a cotton farm in a small-minded town, as well as two soldiers returning home from war — one white, one black.
Cassian Elwes, Charles King, Kim Roth, Sally Jo Effenson, Chris Lemole, Tim Zajaros, and Carl Effenson are producing “Mudbound”, which does not yet have a distributor.
Mulligan was recently seen in “Suffragette” and “Far From the Madding Crowd”, Clarke in “Terminator Genisys” and “Everest”, Hedlund in “Pan” and “Mojave”, and Mitchell in “Straight Outta Compton”.
The gallery has just been updated with over 1,400 Blu-Ray quality screen captures of Carey Mulligan as Maud Watts from her 2015 film “Suffragette”. “Suffragette”, a 2015 British historical period drama directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan, stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, and Meryl Streep. Set in 1912, it focuses on the life of Maud and her co-workers as they begin the early feminist movement in Britain to gain the vote for women.
Anthony Hopkins immortalized him in the Oscar-winning film “Silence of the Lambs,” but in this latest episode of “Casting Call,” Hannibal Lecter gets a female makeover. Watch, as Kristen Wiig, Jane Fonda, Carey Mulligan, Mya Taylor, and Greta Gerwig audition for the role of the cannibalistic doctor.
Carey Mulligan, Cate Blanchett, Bryan Cranston, Kristen Wiig, Samuel L. Jackson, and more, give us their best impressions of “not giving a damn” when they re-create the iconic scene between Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh from “Gone with the Wind.”