Motivation Made A Big Difference For Carey Mulligan In ‘Promising Young Woman’

Carey Mulligan stars as “Cassandra” in director Emerald Fennell’s PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, a Focus Features release.
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One of the things that’s come up in so many of the positive reviews for Promising Young Woman is how the film manages to avoid some of the stereotypes and tropes associated with revenge fantasy films. That’s also one of the things that the film’s star, Carey Mulligan, admires most about the way the story approaches its subject material. Rather than associating her character’s actions with merely anger and rage, Mulligan told us, she acts out of a real sense of undying devotion to someone she loves. (Click on the media bar below to hear Carey Mulligan)

Promising Young Woman is now playing in theaters and streaming on most digital platforms.

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