Carey Mulligan may have earned an Oscar nomination for “An Education,” a romantic drama about a young woman coming of age that made its debut at Sundance 2009 – but that wasn’t the star’s only movie at the festival.
The other film, “The Greatest,” a family drama co-starring Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan, is now making its way into theaters, and Carey hopes her awards season star power helps the new film.
“I hope that because of all the stuff that’s happened with ‘An Education,’ maybe more people will see it,” the British beauty told AccessHollywood.com at the film’s Hollywood premiere on Thursday. “I think [writer-director] Shana [Feste] did a brilliant job.”
The emotional film – from Shana, a first-time director — features Carey as a pregnant teen whose boyfriend dies in a car crash, after which she joins his family in the grieving process. She added that her performance wasn’t an easy one to see again.
“I actually have only ever seen it once, I saw it Sundance. It’s hard to watch yourself,” she said. “But yeah, I’m excited for people to see it.”