Anyone who's ever been the new kid on the block knows just how awkward it is to find yourself thrown together with two close friends who've been besties since forever—and that's even when said friends aren't two Hollywood A-listers who've been joined at the proverbial hip practically since before you were born. So when we caught up with Carey Mulligan on the red carpet at the premiere of "The Great Gatsby", we had to ask: Was there any middle-school-style weirdness when it came to starring alongside Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio, who've been BFFs for 25 years?
In a word: nope!
"We all started hanging out," Carey said of her early days on the set, before going on to say that she had nothing but compliments for her co-stars: "Leo was incredible from the beginning, they both were. They were so generous."
Although we love a pretty dress or glam gown as much as the next guy, there's something extra sexy and stylish about a woman who can rock some menswear—as evidenced by not one, but two of Hollywood's finest femme fatales having put on their party pants this week. One of them is our Style Superstar; the other is...well, something, anyway. Who's legging it out in our fashion feature?
First up: It's Carey Mulligan, who pre-empted what's sure to be a seriously glamorous series of Gatsby-related appearances with a striking androgynous look at the Tiffany and Co. Blue Book Ball. With her hair in a platinum pompadour and her face kept very bare, Carey traded her usual feminine style for something that looks straight out of Tilda Swinton's closet —and we looooooove it. This Victoria Beckham tuxedo with a down-to-there plunge neckline is so flattering on her, and the cutaway sleeves add a chic edge to the otherwise classic silhouette.
The first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann's glitzy "Great Gatsby" adaptation has roared onto the web, fulfilling the hopes of fashionistas everywhere that this would indeed be the costume drama of the year.
Set in 1920s New York, F. Scott Fitzgerald's iconic novel chronicles Midwesterner Nick Carraway's (Tobey Maguire) entrance into East Coast high society and his introduction to the enigmatic Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), who asks for his help to win back former love Daisy (Carey Mulligan). In keeping with his previous films like "Australia" and "Moulin Rouge!" Baz has turned to Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin to bring the styles of the early 20th century into eye-popping relief. And we can't get enough.
The trailer opens on one of the film's many posh parties, where we catch a glimpse of Nick's would-be paramour Jordan (Elizabeth Debicki) in a black halter dress with a jewel-encrusted neckline. It's sexy yet somehow regal. Not to be outdone, Daisy shines in a number of outfits throughout the clip, but we're especially fond of this simpler purple flapper-style frock with ruffled sleeves and matching lace gloves.
FROM MOVIES BLOG: After a series of extremely well-received screenings and the build-up of buzz from premieres at Cannes and the Los Angeles Film Festival, "Drive" is turning out to be one of the most hotly anticipated movies of awards season. It comes from "Bronson" director Nicolas Winding Refn and stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Ron Perlman, and has all the makings of Oscar gold.
MTV News has an exclusive clip from the upcoming movie that shows a tense but tender scene between Gosling and Mulligan. There's no dialogue in the clip, and that's because there doesn't need to be. Gosling's character Driver notices that the man next to him is holding a gun, and instead of creating a confrontation with him, he moves Mulligan's Irene safely behind him and shares a passionate kiss with her.
It doesn't give away much, but the clip certainly is a tease for the violent drama.
Click over to MTV Movies Blog to watch the sexy clip!
by Catherine Fuentes
It's been a pretty eventful August for Hilary Duff. Hot on the heels of celebrating her one-year wedding anniversary to hockey player Mike Comrie and announcing her pregnancy, word came today from The Hollywood Reporter that Hilary will not star as Bonnie Parker in the upcoming indie flick "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde," set to film later this year.
While the rumor mill initially speculated that Hilary dropped out due to her pregnancy, the flick's producers told Entertainment Weekly that's not the case, and that it was simply a scheduling conflict. Turns out Clyde (i.e. "Gossip Girl" actor Kevin Zegers) is out, as well. (Here's hoping that "Georgetown" TV series actually happens so we can get our Kevin fix.)
Anyway...with vacant seats in Bonnie and Clyde's getaway car, we thought we'd cast a couple beautiful blonds to fill Hilary's handcuffs. Check out our picks for Bonnie after the jump!
If there's one thing we learned about Shia LaBeouf from his new Details profile, it's that he isn't afraid of a little kiss and tell. The "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" star, whose new movie hits theaters tomorrow, opened up to the magazine about fame, family and future projects, but it's his comments about ex co-star Megan Fox (trust us, we were just as shocked as you) that are causing the most buzz.
While Shia didn't get into specifics about their "relationship" (we're using that term loosely), he did say that it was a result of spending a lot of time together on the "Transformers" set. (In case you missed it, Megan has been replaced by model Rosie Huntington-Whitley for the latest installment of the series).
"I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry onscreen," he said. Though his revelation about Megan sparked a ton of chatter, it wasn't the only eyebrow-raising tidbit from the interview. Check out five other notable soundbites from Shia's Details profile after the jump:
FROM MOVIES BLOG: After much speculation, the role of Daisy Buchanan in the upcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" has finally been cast, and it could not have gone to a more perfect actress. Deadline spoke with director Baz Luhrmann, who confirmed to them that he had tapped British starlet Carey Mulligan to play the pivotal love interest in the film.
"I was privileged to explore the character with some of the world's most talented actresses, each one bringing their own particular interpretation, all of which were legitimate and exciting," Baz said. "However, specific to this particular production of 'The Great Gatsby,' 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."
For more on Carey Mulligan's "Great Gatsby" casting, continue reading at MTV's Movies Blog.
When it comes to pushing the limits of fashion (if there truly are any), stylewatchers need look no further than the ever-intriguing Lady Gaga. The singer hit London this week in an array of looks, but it was her half-tuxedo that really caught our attention. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean we liked it. Keep reading to find out if Gaga's look won her this week's Style Superstar, or if fellow bobbed blond Carey Mulligan nabbed the title with a chic red carpet look at the 2010 BAFTAs.
For a woman whose fashion claim to fame includes meat dresses and Kermit the Frog-inspired apparel, we expect more than tame, one-note looks like the ones she sported earlier this week in London. Did jolly ol' England subdue our boundaries-pushing pop star? Luckily, no. By Friday morning, our concerns were put to rest when Gaga stepped out in a half-tuxedo that once again had us talking. Gaga's tux looked like she cut it (albeit, very cleanly) straight off of a mannequin (anyone else notice that the back-side of the pants was M.I.A?), while the white fabric on the sides of her waist made it seem like someone had flipped her large missing pant pockets inside out. Also, what was up with the Inspector Gadget glasses? One outfit, so many questions. Though this outfit lands her in the worst-dressed spot this week, at least she's back to her own style!
We've got sad news for all you romantics out there. One of Hollywood’s most adorable couples, Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan, have officially called it quits, People reports, confirming earlier rumors of a split. Say it ain't so!
Shia and Carey coupled up while filming "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" in the Big Apple during the summer of 2009. "You could see their chemistry right away," "Wall Street" director Oliver Stone told People in May. "They were completely professional on set, but there was no mistaking what was happening."
In the April issue of GQ, a normally tight-lipped LaBeouf praised his then-GF, calling her "the most talented actress I've ever met." Aww!
Carey Mulligan is on fire. The Oscar-nominated actress has parts in two of 2010's most anticipated releases, "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" and "Never Let Me Go." And while the actress is certainly keeping us guessing in her film work, her stage work will have theater lovers salivating.
"I think [my next project will] probably [be] a play on Broadway in the new year," she revealed to MTV News while at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting "Never Let Me Go." "I mean we're still looking for a director, and we're still gonna cast the rest of it, but it's called 'Through a Glass Darkly,' and it's a [Ingmar] Bergman film that they adapted for the stage that was on in London last year. We're gonna transfer it."