MTV News caught up with the “Never Let Me Go” star when she was at San Diego Comic-Con promoting her latest flick, “Drive,” that costars Ryan Gosling and Bryan Cranston. According to her, waiting to hear back about the audition was quite a stressful experience for her.
“I auditioned for that when I was doing ’Drive,’ so [director] Nick [Winding Refn] was there for the whole phone-ringing, agent, ’Ahh!’ will I, won’t I,” Mulligan explained.
There’s not much known about the upcoming project. The casting is mostly completed, with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the titular Gatsby and Tobey Maguire playing leading man Nick Carraway, but so far Luhrmann still hasn’t decided if he wants to shoot in 3D or not and filming has not yet started.
One thing’s for sure, though: there won’t be any singing in this Luhrmann flick.
“No singing,” Mulligan said emphatically. “As I say, it’s been eight months since I got the job, so I’ve had a lot of time to think about it.”
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