Carey Mulligan Says Her Character In ‘The Great Gatsby’ Is A Kardashian

When one ponders classic characters in American fiction, the image of the dark-haired, social media-obsessed Kardashians is not likely to come to mind. That is, unless you’re British actress, Carey Mulligan, who stars as Daisy Buchanan opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.

Of her self-absorbed, wealth-driven character, Daisy, Carey tells The Guardian, “She’s in her own TV show. She’s like a Kardashian.” Just with fewer hair extensions and Spanx, of course. 

Meanwhile, Mulligan looks miles removed from her movie star persona in these casual pictures captured of her grabbing coffee in NYC.