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Shame extrovert Carey Mulligan dislikes close cameras

14 January 2012

British sought after talent Carey Mulligan who can currently be seen as extrovert Sissy Sullivan in Shame has admitted that she dislikes acting in front of a camera.

The BAFTA Award winning actress confessed to Metro that she feels particularly uncomfortable during close camera shots "The closer a camera gets to me, the worse I am at acting, it completely throws me."

She added that she prefers acting on stage "The best moment of my career to date was doing The Seagull on Broadway.

It was a couple of years ago, before all that stuff happened with An Education, nothing's topped it, the feeling of being on that stage. It's so immediate and so consuming in a way that film isn't.

Film's so stop and start and that often makes me act badly. But on stage I'm blinded by the lights."

Mulligan also praised her Shame director Steve McQueen as an actors director saying "There's a whole scene with me and Michael, and we're sitting on the sofa and the camera doesn't move once, so you don't feel the camera. Steve feels very much like an actor's director."

Mulligan will next be seen in Baz Luhrmann's romantic drama The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton and Tobey Maguire which is currently in post production.

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