AceShowbiz - Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan feels she is always waiting for her next role because she isn't a Marvel movie star.
The "Promising Young Woman" actress admits it can be difficult for her to find work at times because she isn't a producer and exciting scripts don't always "filter down" to her, but she's thankful she receives at least one offer for an "unmissable" project every year.
"I just act, so I wait for the scripts...," Carey tells The Guardian. "I don't see a huge change yet, but I'm not the first person that would get a script necessarily, in terms of not being in a Marvel movie. So things aren't necessarily always filtering down to me."
"But there's a feeling that there are more (good roles for women) and there are people being very proactive, like (Promising Young Woman writer/director) Emerald (Fennell), like Phoebe Waller-Bridge, like Margot Robbie - women who are being very deliberate about creating new and exciting things."
Mulligan also reveals she was worried about taking on her latest role as a vengeful former medical student because the character wasn't a mum.
The actress, who shares kids Evelyn, five, and Wilfred, three, with husband Marcus Mumford, explains, "When I read the Promising Young Woman script, I felt the way that you do when you watch (Oscar-winning movie) Parasite. Constantly wrongfooted, like, 'Oh my word, what is this?' In a good way. I also felt the thing that I always want to feel: that I would be gutted if anyone else played this part. I had to do it, but also I didn't know how to do it."
"I'd been exclusively playing mums for a bit. I had a teenage son in Wildlife and then I had children in Mudbound... and then, suddenly, I was a bit like, 'Can you still buy me as pre-kids?' It wasn't anything I'd massively articulated, but I was like, 'OK, I'm gonna be in that zone again.' There were lots of things about it that I felt like, 'I have no idea how to do this.' "