Actors on Actors: Zendaya & Carey Mulligan


Carey Mulligan and Zendaya went deep on rage for Variety’s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Amazon Studios.

Zendaya, who was discussing her new Netflix film “Malcolm And Marie” opened up about how they filmed this movie during the pandemic. “Our producers really did the hard work consulting with different medical professionals. And making sure that we had a very, very strict protocol. We created a bubble, essentially, once you were in this place”

Mulligan meditated on how women’s anger is also represented on film and how that relates to her latest movie “Promising Young Woman.”

“What does female rage look like, and what would you actually do if you were in that position? It was important that we looked at who she was before this event that derailed her life”

In “Promising Young Woman,” Carey Mulligan’s Cassie has been knocked off track by the rape of her best friend, Nina. In the aftermath, Cassie has devoted herself to a life of revenge — but it’s getting her nowhere. Mulligan and Emerald Fennell, the writer-director of “Promising Young Woman,” clearly formed a close bond, which she discusses with Zendaya — who has a similarly simpatico relationship with Sam Levinson, the writer-director of her forthcoming film, “Malcolm & Marie” (and the creator of HBO’s “Euphoria,” for which she won an Emmy in September).


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