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Carey Mulligan: Daisy Buchanan in 'The Great Gatsby'!

Carey Mulligan: Daisy Buchanan in 'The Great Gatsby'!

Carey Mulligan has landed one of Hollywood’s most coveted roles — playing Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby!

The 25-year-old British actress burst into tears when she got the message from director Baz Luhrmann while she was at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards.

“I was thrilled to pick up the phone an hour ago to the young Oscar-nominated British actress Carey Mulligan and say to her: “Hello, Daisy Buchanan,” Baz told Deadline.

Blake Lively and Amanda Seyfried were reportedly also in the running for the role.

Rounding out the main cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, who will play Jay Gatsby and Tobey Maguire, who’s expected to play his friend Nick Carraway.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan?

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# 1
homeless rachel @ 11/15/2010 at 10:54 pm

love carey. cant wait to see it.

# 2

Love her ! Thank god a real actress got the part and not some model/”actess” like Lively.Carey can really do the part justice while at the same time looking like Daisy should look, not all fake boobs nose jobs.

# 3

I think she’ll be great as Daisy

# 4

CAREY IS A GREAT ACTRESS, CAN’T WAIT FOR THE FILM TO COME OUT

# 5

She’ll be great! I think this character will be a stretch from her own personality but that’s the job of an actress, and she’s a fine one that can handle it!

# 6

I can’t stop praising her…and was actually discussing with a friend the other day as to who would be good to play Daisy…Carey was our choice as well ;) to be honest we would be happy if it were anyone except Lively…come on…let her wear the pretty dresses…she’s good at that, can’t deny it*
Not thrilled about Toby Magure though…he’s always so boring and the same in his films. Though I’ll be thrilled if he proves me wrong* ;)

# 7
lexy hates bilson @ 11/15/2010 at 11:10 pm

Congrats to her! Though I think Blake would have done a good job.
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I wonder why they didn’t give Rachel Bilson the job – LMAO!!!

# 8

THANK GOD it wasn’t Blake! Carey is way better!

# 9

i actually thought amanda might be good but carey is a good actress and should do a good job as well

Oh my gosh.. I am so excited The Great Gatsby is one of my all time favorite books.. I think the cast sounds perfect. Carey will be a perfect Daisy!!

I’m glad she got picked for the role.

wonder who’s gonna play jordan baker.. ehhh i think carey is too young for this role! esp since leonardo is playing the lead

Perfection! I think Carrie is in perfect line with Leo. They both have that “it” factor without TRYING. I think it’s perfect. :) They’d also make a cute couple! ;)

I was rooting for Amanda Seyfried, but I’m still excited to see the movie.

Carey is no DAisy!! They need a better looking actress hard to believe a guy would pine over her.

I wish they had cast an American actress. The only job in the country were a foreigner gets work over qualified Americans…..Hollywood.

I ♥ Carey @ 11/16/2010 at 12:21 am

I’m so relieved that blake lively didn’t get the part.

Great actress. I think she can carry off being both likable and irritating at the same time. In the end, Daisy Buchanan is an unsavory character and I think Carey has the maturity as an actress to pull it off.

I like Carey, but Leo needs to be replaced. He picks good movies, but he’s not a great actor. If Baz wants to make a modern classic, he should replace him.

She is by far the only actress worthy of this role.

she’s prettier than amanda ho and she’s got more personality than blake. plus she’s more talented than both of the other girls combined!

Seriously has anyone read the book She’s TOO young or Leo is too OLD…how can she play Daisy next to a near 40 Year old Leo???

YAY! So happy for her. Great cast.

@Michelle:

Seems you like sex appeal than actual talent like Carey,eh Michelle??

“Sweetness” Leo is 35, not close to 40 and he has the ability to look younger if he takes care of himself. And Carey has the maturity of someone older, and her voice is that of a woman in her 30′s! Very sophisticated. I think she was a good choice, not great, but better than the other options.
I think Daisy should be someone prettier though, like Natalie Portman type pretty (even though i don’t think natalie would be good for the part as daisy acting wise).

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