Carey Mulligan's first role was as Kitty Bennet (l) in 2005's Pride and Prejudice. Young and raw, you could detect a glimmer of her talent. Four short years later, she's become tabloid fodder and has been linked romantically to Shia LeBeouf. More importantly, she is poised on the threshold of stardom. The on dit is that her latest role as a naive 16-year-old girl in An Education has put her in line for an oscar nomination. Janeites can say proudly: we saw her first.
Carey Mulligan in a New York Times interview.