Carey Mulligan “Felt The Weight Of Responsibility” With Her New Movie ‘She Said’. With the incident being “so genuine and so recent,” the 37-year-old actress who portrays Megan Twohey, one of the New York Times writers who broke the sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein, takes her job “extremely seriously.”
“I believe we felt the weight of duty, and I felt that on other assignments,” she told People magazine.
“I believe playing a real person, in particular, gives you that, but the tales we were portraying were so genuine and so current, and not only to the people who were engaged in the movie, but to viewers, to an audience.
We all believed it was a major assignment and we took it very seriously since we know how this narrative will affect those who saw it in theaters.
The real Megan, who shared a Pulitzer Prize with Jodi Kantor for their work on the exposé, was lauded by Carey for granting “unrestricted access to her life” when she was doing research for the part.
I’ve never portrayed a character who is still living, she said. She is the coolest person ever, and I played actual people, but I’ve been reading autobiographies, so this was incredibly thrilling. I therefore wished to be her buddy. I hoped she would like me.
“Our children played together. We attended playdates. She was incredibly kind to bring her daughter to my son’s birthday celebration. She was incredible.
The British actress, who is married to Marcus Mumford and has two children, Evelyn, 7, and Wilfred, 5, was inspired by the journalist’s enthusiasm for her line of work.
She stated: “For her, journalism is a vocation, not simply a job.
It stems from her firmly held conviction that it is her calling to expose injustice and untruths and make them known.
Mike Houston portrays scandal-plagued producer Weinstein, while Zoe Kazan plays Jodi in the film.