Carey Mulligan for Harper’s Bazaar UK June 2013

Carey Mulligan - June Cover - Harper's Bazaar

We are going to be seeing a lot of Carey Mulligan this month, with her eagerly anticipated movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ due for release.

Gracing her second major title, the British actress is the June 2013 cover girl for Harper’s Bazaar UK, which hits newsstands today.

Her fresh springtime shoot sees her, not surprisingly, wearing Prada on the cover, paired with her husband’s Hunter wellies, with an additional 10 pages of glorious summery looks by Fendi, Bottega Veneta and Erdem.

Carey talks to the mag about her drive, which has seen the Londoner progress from low-budget British films to a lavish Hollywood production of The Great Gatsby. She also talks about working with Leonardo DiCaprio and her marriage to Marcus Mumford from Mumford and Sons, plus she explains how she keeps her feet on the ground.

Here are some extracts from her interview. The Full interview appears in the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on sale Wednesday 1 May 2013. Also available as a digital edition.

On playing Daisy in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’: “Daisy was difficult to work out, but so fun to play… Baz also gave me about seven biographies of Zelda [Fitzgerald] and a stack of love letters from Ginevra [King]. You can so easily see where Fitzgerald has taken Daisy from. Just the way Zelda and Ginevra wrote – there were lines we stole for the script.”

On Michael Schumacher vs Leonardo DiCaprio: “Well, he [Leonardo DiCaprio] wasn’t my pin-up, but he was for a lot of my girlfriends. Michael Schumacher [was my pin-up]. I used to watch Formula 1 with my dad when I was little. When I did the audition [for the role of Daisy in ‘The Great Gatsby’] with Leo in New York I walked away grinning. Just the idea that if I never got any further, I had just spent an hour and a half acting with Leonardo DiCaprio.”

On why she chose to marry in a Prada wedding dress: “I have worn a lot of Prada and always loved their clothes. I always felt very comfortable. They were the first designer house that ever lent me anything; I wore Prada to the Oscars. The people who work there are so lovely and really just non-scary fashion people.”

Credit: Tom Allen for Harper’s Bazaar

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9 Responses to Carey Mulligan for Harper’s Bazaar UK June 2013

  1. Kathy May 1, 2013 at 19:59 #

    I don’t like the cover, it’s too literal and shallow an interpretation of the Prada floral motifs. Her “minimal” makeup is really bothering me because she has so much blush on that it’s just clownish, and way heavier than a natural-looking flush.

    • Miriam May 2, 2013 at 00:40 #

      I’m sorry, but I disagree. Her Vogue cover was clownish. This is very soft and natural look. That little bit of blush doesn’t bother at all.

      • Kathy May 2, 2013 at 05:39 #

        Her Vogue cover shoot was meant to evoke the 1920s setting that The Great Gatsby is set in. It was extravagant, yes, but unabashedly so and relevant to Carey’s role. This cover shoot, on the other hand, feels to me like it’s trying so hard to be artsy or whimsical. And it’s just personal preference, but when doing a minimal makeup look, blush should NOT be the focus of the face.

  2. Yeliz May 1, 2013 at 19:06 #

    The cover is lovely. Love the soft colours.

  3. EmmaWoodhouse May 1, 2013 at 16:14 #

    Love this. It’s sweet, slightly quirky, beautiful, and SO springlike. Both covers were a joy to see, and I love the inner shot shown here.

  4. Emmeline May 1, 2013 at 15:22 #

    It’s a lovely cover and spread. I especially love the black and white shot used for the subscriber’s cover and the one where she’s wearing Bottega Veneta.

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  5. Christine May 1, 2013 at 15:18 #

    The cover is beautiful.

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