Carey's boozy movie audition selfie

Congleton Guardian: Carey Mulligan decided against sending her tipsy audition attempt Carey Mulligan decided against sending her tipsy audition attempt

Carey Mulligan has revealed she attempted to audition for her latest movie with a boozy mobile phone selfie.

But the Oscar-nominated British star admitted she had a change of heart and opted not to send it.

The Hollywood actress told TV presenter Graham Norton - while appearing as a guest on his BBC One chat show - that she was able to perfect a US accent more easily after a drink.

Carey went on to land the role in the Coen brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis, about a singer in New York's Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s. The soundtrack features her husband Marcus Mumford.

She told Graham she was a "bit tipsy" when she filmed herself on the phone.

"I was so excited so I did the audition after a dinner where I had had a few drinks. My American accent is better after a few drinks and then I decided to eat something - it works for Brad Pitt, who eats all the time in films. It was a really drunk audition. Thank God, I didn't send it."

Carey also spoke about how she landed her role in The Great Gatsby - by kissing Leonardo DiCaprio.

She said of the audition: "It was daunting. It was really scary. Daisy has to kiss Gatsby but you don't just kiss Leonardo DiCaprio. We were halfway through the scene and I was close to his face but had to ask the director if I should kiss him.

"He said yes, so I just did it and I got the job. That's how you get a job."

Other guests on The Graham Norton Show, which is screened tonight (January 10) at 10.35pm, include Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Jonah Hill and Jake Bugg.

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