We created a circle of hostility, so no one would try and talk to us, and we didn't have to talk to anyone. I was living it up, eating what I liked. When I look at Woodman's photographs after the interview, they remind me of Mulligan, not in their angst the photographer killed herself at 22 , but in their depiction of a young woman suspended in an odd, disconcerting moment. So I said: 'This is exactly the kind of film I want to be making. I started going," — she babbles these words: "'I know now, I understand, it's not about fame or glory, all the things I used to dream about, it's the ability to endure, to bear your cross, to keep the faith, I do have faith, and when I think about my vocation, I'm not afraid of life. When Carey Mulligan was working on her latest film, Shame , she saw a documentary about the Woodman family and Francesca's work inspired her character Sissy — a damaged, needy, tinnily upbeat young woman, whose singing act becomes her last desperate attempt to forge a relationship with her brother. She was at an event when she found out she'd landed the role; Luhrmann's wife, Catherine Martin , was there, handed her the phone, and, "It was Baz," says Mulligan, "and he was going," she puts on a deep Australian accent, "'Hello Daisy '.
Dorothy. Age: 21.
Not because people were clawing to talk to me," she adds quickly, "although they were probably clawing to talk to Colin — but it's very strange.
Avalyn. Age: 25.
Carey Mulligan - Shame (2011)
And a couple of hours later I'm wearing high heels and a dress and makeup, and talking about my job. And although she appreciates her circumstances, she still seems to be absorbing them. I started going," — she babbles these words: "'I know now, I understand, it's not about fame or glory, all the things I used to dream about, it's the ability to endure, to bear your cross, to keep the faith, I do have faith, and when I think about my vocation, I'm not afraid of life. There are clues to Brandon's unhappiness in his relationship with Mulligan's character Sissy, who turns up unexpectedly at his flat. I walk around my house in pyjamas. Wo, wo, wo — what are you doing? And actually I felt like more of an idiot there.