March 7th, 2010
07:42 PM ET

Carey Mulligan hits the Oscars red carpet looking for a job

Carey MulliganBest actress nominee Carey Mulligan is already looking for her next gig.

The 24-year-old is the youngest nominee at the 82nd annual Academy Awards, and she considers her role in  "An Education" to be the one that pulled her out of her professional rut.

"I’ve always been in and out of things and played very small parts," Mulligan said, but with "Education," "I was amongst giants."

Like many on the red carpet tonight, Mulligan doesn't know what will happen next in her career.

She does know that she would love to have the chance to work with Oscar-nominated directors Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow. She said she will be using her time on the red carpet to network a bit.

"I haven’t got a job yet," Mulligan said, "so I’m here looking for a job."


Filed under: movies • Oscars 2010

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Oodoodanoo

    Was he in Home Alone?

    March 8, 2010 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. WhiteLady

    She was nominated for her role in "An education" and I think she deserved it, but will not judge until I've watched "the blind side" which I haven't. I hope she gets good roles from now on!

    March 8, 2010 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. arch

    Who is she?

    March 8, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. ram10

    Beautiful and a fantastic actress. Next big star!

    March 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. SHelly

    Beautiful and talented. Shouldn't have a problem getting another role.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bandmom

    I think this is a great achievement for Carey. Just 5 years ago she was in her first acting job as Kitty in the remake of Pride & Prejudice. Go girl!

    March 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LolaS

    I'm sure she'll not have any problems getting more roles. I've only seen her in The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard and she is a very talented young actor.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ssaattbb

    Revisit Sally Sparrow!!! It was a brilliant performance.

    March 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |

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