January 24th, 2011
05:35 PM ET
She earned an Oscar nomination for "An Education," appeared opposite Michael Douglas in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" and is set to co-star with Leonardo DiCaprio in "The Great Gatsby," but there's one dream role Carey Mulligan has yet to land: a stint on "To Catch a Predator."
In a recent interview with the U.K.'s The Guardian, the 25-year-old Brit It girl gushes about her favorite show, telling her interviewer, "Oh, you have to watch it! It's on in America, it's a reality show… They go online and pretend to be little boys and girls, and they get these pedophiles to come to this fake suburban house. And then this guy walks in called Chris Hansen and collars them. And then, when they try to walk out, these police officers jump on them!"
Mulligan continues, "They've got this guy who's dressed in army camouflage, with leaves on his outfit, who hides in the bushes, leaps out and throws them to the ground. The Leaf Man! Oh, it's so good."
In fact, Mulligan hopes to nab a part on the show one day. "That's what I want to do," she says. "I want to play the fake child on 'To Catch a Predator.' No, wait! I want to play the Leaf Man!"
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