Washington: Carey Mulligan has revealed that she hopes that the teachers at one of London’s most prestigious drama schools are aware of her movie success.
The ‘Shame’ star stated that she was heartbroken, when she landed her dream audition at the ‘Drama Centre London’ in Britain, as the teachers there had insisted that she’d never make it as an actress and should consider a career as a children’s TV presenter.
“I was a drama geek, obsessed with acting from a really young age. I just wanted to be in musicals and I wanted my parents to send me to a full on drama school, kind of like Fame, when I was 12 and they stopped me,” a website quoted her as saying.
“I applied to drama schools instead of universities and got rejected from every one. Drama Centre London told me to be a children’s TV show presenter! Auditioning for drama school is just horrendous,” she said.
However, the 26-year-old actress accepts that she could have chosen a better audition piece.
“I did Psychosis 448, a monologue about someone about to commit suicide, as my audition speech, so there’s this incredibly well-adjusted, happy person coming from boarding school and I’m miming slitting my wrists on stage. They were like, ‘Go home! Or at least experience something other than boarding school.’ So that’s what I did,” she added.
Ironically, the actress is now receiving rave reviews for her performance as Michael Fassbender’s suicidal sister in ‘Shame’.