Oscar nomination, it’s time for me to go public: I have a major straight-woman girl crush on Carey Mulligan. It started when I saw (and loved) An Education, in which the actress was jaw-droppingly good as Jenny. Despite Mulligan’s real-world background as a savvy, modern twentysomething, she perfectly captured the yearning, excitement, and heartbreak of being a 16-year-old girl being swept off her feet by an older man in 1960s London.Now that she’s bagged her
My crush has just been intensifying in recent weeks with her consistently charming interviews and Hepburn-esque red-carpet appearances (dressing age appropriate and classy). And she even has a cute statement reacting to her Oscar nomination today: “This is beyond anything I’ve ever dreamed of. I’ve definitely never felt such excitement and nausea this early in the morning!”
Without sounding like a complete stalker, I can’t WAIT to see what she wears to the Oscars. And I think I’ll even go see Wall Street 2 to check out her post-Jenny acting chops. Meanwhile, I dare to dream that next time I’m in London she’ll invite me over for tea – I’ll bet she’s got a real china tea set, don’t you?
I know I’m not alone in my affections. Check out Jeff Bridges admiring her toes in the video below. Mike Bruno sums up this insane video better than I can: “It’s gross, funny, awkward, and wonderful.” And Mulligan is such a good sport about it. How much more Carey cuteness can the world handle?
So, your turn, who’s your current same-sex crush? (Or if you’re gay, who’s your current opposite-sex crush?)
More Carey Mulligan on EW.com: