Saturday, January 2, 2010

Pink Carnation Spotlight: Carey Mulligan (Lady Charlotte Lansdowne)

We now move onto book five in the Pink Carnation series, and to a heroine, I'm sure us book readers strongly identify with, Charlotte Lansdowne. Carey Mulligan would be welcome to portray me if my life was made into a movie, lets hope Charlotte would fell the same! Now to the protagonist of The Temptation of the Night Jasmine... seem above with her BFF, Amy Blacourt.

Name: Carey Mulligan

Dream Character Casting for the Lauren Willig Miniseries: Lady Charlotte Lansdowne

First Impression: As the romantically doomed Ada in Bleak House, made me hate Esther a little less... and yes, I know my hatred of Esther is untoward, but it's more a dislike of the actress than anything else.

Why they'd be the perfect actor for the Lauren Willig Miniseries: She's wonderful in period pieces, already being in two Austen adaptations. Plus she is able to convincingly portray naive hopeful romantics... ah, poor Ada and Richard... at least she could have a happily ever after with Robert!

Lasting Impression: This is really a tie, I'm not sure if it was Andrew Davies' new adaptation of Northanger Abbey or Doctor Who which cemented her in my memory, both were 2007. She certainly was memorable as the used Isabella Thrope... but Sally Sparrow... that's a name that's made to remember. Don't blink.

What else you've seen them in: Well, getting your first gig as Kitty Bennet in Keira Knightly's Pride and Prejudice and then following it up with Bleak "we'll just throw these awards at you shall we" House isn't shabby. But to follow that up with Marple, more Austen and then the most popular and terrifying episode of the new Doctor Who, that's a celebrity in the making, but I still wonder if she might be permantly scared from ever viewing statues the same again. She's a star on the ascent, now that she's in movies with Johnny Depp and the sequel to Wall Street, plus Oscar buzz for An Education. Really, if you haven't seen it, go now. I'm not kidding, if you read my blog you love books and Brits and this will be right up your alley!

Can't believe it's them: She was in an episode of Waking the Dead... seems a bit, two steps forward, one step back to me. But more importantly, I really couldn't believe that was her in Pride and Prejudice, look how little she looks! From Pride and Prejudice to Northanger Abbey, I really can't believe how growed up she is!

Wish they hadn't: I really don't think she's had a misstep, she's on her way to being the next Keira Knightly, only with talent and not so freakin' skinny.

Bio: I'm kind of envious... she's so going to make it big.


Loved her as Sally Sparrow, well loved Blink really, possibly the best episode in that season.

Blink could possibly be the best episode of the new series.

Why did you leave out The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard? I always think of her in that role. She was incredible in it - a really deeply acted part. In fact, when I first saw the DW episode, I kept thinking of Mrs. Pritchard... but of course, Sally Sparrow is iconic.

Blink is a favorite, but I don't think I could bear to say that it was the best of the new series because there was so little David in it... and because, well, Donna. :P

Plus, um, Vashtu Nerada.

But I do love Wibbly-wobbly, Timey-whimy. I'm just saying.

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