Carey Mulligan visited Barneys in LA yesterday before heading over to the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live. After months of doing press to promote her Oscar-nominated movie An Education, Carey's out and about spreading the word about her next film The Greatest ahead of its limited release today. The Wonderland magazine cover girl chatted with Jimmy about meeting her costars Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan, who was also the Bond of her childhood video games — her interview is after the jump. Carey also opened up to Parade about first love, fame, and Wall Street 2. She said:
- On first love: "I don't think it's overrated. I think in retrospect you probably see it differently. But at the time it is everything to you. It is the greatest feeling in the world. I think it's only when you look back on things that you think maybe they were not as real as you believed or weren't as significant. People get married when they're 18 and spend their whole lives together. I think their greatest fear is that someone will see it as a fling because they were young and it didn't mean anything."
- On being suddenly famous: "The 'roller coaster,' to fall back on the overused term, is exactly what it is. There are good bits and bad bits. It's a lot of fancy dresses and red carpets, which is not really why you do your job. But I'm incredibly grateful for all the doors that have opened. It's been amazing."
- On the atmosphere of Wall Street 2: "Oliver Stone didn't mommy-cuddle me. He treated me like one of the boys. It was a male-dominated environment. But Oliver was great during our three weeks of rehearsal. We played around with the script. He was open to changes. He just expected you to be ready and prepared and not be sort of frail and act like a girl."
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