Now playing in limited release and expanding this weekend is one of the best films of the year: Joel and Ethan Coen‘s Inside Llewyn Davis. The story takes place in the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1961, and follows singer Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) as he struggles with his career and strained personal relationships. Loaded with incredible performances, an all-star cast (featuring Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F. Murray Abraham, Adam Driver, Stark Sands and Max Casella), and a fantastic soundtrack (put together by T-Bone Burnett), Inside Llewyn Davis should not be missed. For more on the film, read Matt’s review.
At the Los Angeles press day, I landed a video interview with Carey Mulligan. She talked about how she was cast, what it was like working for the Coen brothers, whether the script changed much, future projects, if she knew Drive would be such a great film during production, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
And click here if you missed my Adam Driver video interview.
- What do more people want to talk to her about: Drive, Doctor Who, or Never Let Me Go?
- Did she know how great Drive would be while she was filming?
- How did she get cast in Inside Llewyn Davis?
- What was it like working with the Coen Brothers and did they do anything surprising that she didn’t expect?
- Did a lot of friends want to visit her on set?
- How did the script change from when she got the role to being on set?
- How the film makes you feel like you’re really with these characters.
- Future project talk.
- Has she done a project that made her very nervous?