Carey Mulligan picky about film roles

February 10th, 2011

Carey Mulligan only takes movie roles she doesn't want anyone else to have.

The 25-year-old actress - who made her breakthrough in 2009 movie 'An Education' - never takes jobs she isn't totally in love with and confesses she doesn't work through the movie awards season at the beginning of every year because it is too "hectic".

She said: "I didn't want to work during the award season because that's very hectic.

"Nearly every weekend you have to do something. And my agent said to me a couple of years ago, 'You should only take the jobs that you can't bear the idea of anyone else taking,' and this year there was just nothing that I was completely in love with."

The first project the British beauty has seen she wanted to star in was 'Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, and she has now begun shooting.

She said: "If I read and think, 'Well I wouldn't be devastated to see this in the cinema with somebody else doing it,' then I wouldn't do it.

"And in that year there was nothing I felt significantly different from stuff I'd already done. Then I found something two months ago and started working on that.

"It's called 'Drive'. We started a couple of weeks ago and it's basically an action movie."