She gave a candid interview earlier this week, revealing being a stay-at-home mum would be ‘too hard’ and confessing she views acting as a ‘vocation’ rather than a job.
And Carey Mulligan was continuing the promotional trail for her new film Wildlife on Tuesday, joining director Paul Dano for the low-key Paris premiere of the film.
The talented actress, 33, was the picture of elegance in a pretty floral frock as she graced the red carpet in style.
Posing in Paris: Carey Mulligan was continuing the promotional trail for her new film Wildlife on Tuesday, joining director Paul Dano for the low-key Paris premiere of the film
Carey looked lovely in the multicoloured brocade number, which she set off with cute blue velvet heels.
The midi length number featured a modest neckline and long sleeves, and the bright primary hues of her dress perfectly complemented her blonde locks.
She posed alongside War And Peace star Paul on the red carpet to celebrate the release of the film, directed by Paul Dano and co-written by Dano and Zoe Kazan.
Striking: The talented actress, 33, was the picture of elegance in a pretty floral frock as she graced the red carpet in style
New project; She posed alongside War And Peace star Paul on the red carpet to celebrate the release of the film, directed by Paul Dano and co-written by Dano and Zoe Kazan
Stylish star: Carey looked lovely in the multicoloured brocade number, which she set off with cute blue velvet heels
Carey’s outing came just after the mother-of-two said she could never be a stay-at-home mum – because it’s ‘too hard work’.
Carey said that she would miss acting – which she views as a ‘vocation’ – too much if she stopped.
The star, who is married to musician Marcus Mumford, 31, also spoke about equal pay for men and woman, admitting that when she signed on to star in Wildlife she didn’t ask if she was being paid the same as her A-list co-star, adding ‘I can’t say I found out’.
Mother-of-two: Carey explained on BBC Woman’s Hour that she is able to pick and choose her roles and some film sets have allowed her to bring her children along with her which she admits is a ‘massive privilege’
Asked by BBC radio host Jane Garvey if she would ever consider becoming a full-time mother to daughter Evelyn, three, and her youngest, whose name she has not publicly revealed, the Great Gatsby star said: ‘No. It’s too hard work, it’s unbelievably hard work to be a stay-at-home-mum.
‘But I’ve also always had, and I dread to use the word, I’ve always had a vocation to act and I love acting so much and so I would miss not working.
‘I don’t work all the time and I do get a lot of time at home, I’m so lucky to be able to do both but I can’t imagine not working, not acting anymore.’
Carey is starring as a sixties housewife Jeanette, who is going through marital turmoil with husband Jerry Brinson (Jake Gyllenhaal) while their 14-year-old son tries to figure out what’s going on.
Happy families: Carey and Marcus, above at the royal wedding in May, they married in 2012 and have two children together
She explained on Woman’s Hour that she felt the movie role resonated with a lot of women: ‘I felt like a lot of the injustice she feels of her husband being able to go off… is stuff that really resonates with women today.’
On being able to be a working mum Carey added that she felt a ‘massive privilege’ to be able to take her children to work if she needed too, and said that she was in an ‘extraordinary’ position, but not everyone was treated the same way.
‘Every other person on set has to figure something out and you just do lose great crew members and production, directors, assistant directors – some amazing women – because they just cant afford to stay in the industry.’
She explained that she was able to pick and choose her roles, balancing parenting duties with her husband, whom she married in 2012.
Co-stars: Currently promoting her new movie Wildlife, which she stars in opposite Jake Gyllenhaal (above with the actress in September) she explained how she was lucky to be able to spend time with her children and still have a career