London: British actress Carey Mulligan is set to play a mentally ill woman in a theatrical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman`s 1961 movie ‘Through a Glass Darkly’, and says she is on "cloud nine".
The 25-year-old, who made her Broadway debut in ‘The Seagull’ in 2008, will put her film career on hold for the production.
"It`s thrilling. All I literally as a child wanted to do was be in a Broadway play and live in New York. I`m kind of on cloud nine," contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.
"I`m more consumed by theatre than I am by film. I never set out really to be a film actress. I love it and I`m incredibly lucky, but I find it easier to throw myself into a play than film. I`m always much more self-aware and self-conscious when I`m doing film because cameras really freak me out," she said.
‘Through a Glass Darkly’ will be staged from May 13 to July 3 at the New York Theater Workshop.