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HOLLYWOOD STARS: Carey Mulligan, here at the premiere of “She Said” in Los Angeles on November 4. Photo: Richard Shotwell/AP

Carey Mulligan (37) plays investigative journalist and mother of young children in the film, which deals with the upheaval surrounding Harvey Weinstein (70). She draws parallels to her own life.


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Like the role she plays in the new film “She Said”, the British actress has experienced first-hand what it means to suffer from postpartum depression.

– I had a very similar experience with my first child seven years ago, says Mulligan to People.

She explains that it was a time of great confusion about what really happened.

– I felt very alone and was very scared, says the 37-year-old, who has since had another child with Mumford & Sons artist Marcus Mumford (35).

In “She Said”, which had its cinema premiere in Norway last week, Mulligan plays the role of New York Times reporter Megan Twohey (45).

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Together with reporter colleague Jodi Kantor (47), who is played in the film by Zoe Kazan (39), Twohey was among the first to take an interest in the upheaval surrounding former film mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The reporter duo thus helped kick off the metoo movement, which eventually also ended with Weinstein’s downfall.

Privately, Twohey struggled with postpartum depression. She has also spoken to People, where she describes the time as “one of the most vulnerable phases in life”.

Mulligan, who thus portrays her, explains to the magazine that one of the things that hit her hardest when she read the manuscript was Twohey’s experiences of postpartum depression.

Precisely because it was something the actor recognized himself in.

MARRIED COUPLE: Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford at the MET Gala in New York this spring. Photo: Doug Peters / Pa Photos

The actress says that she hopes both the character’s portrayals and her own confidences can help others in the same situation.

– I felt that I was completely alone when this happened to me. But there are actually a lot of people who experience the same thing. Megan has done it, and so have many of my friends. And we all feel terrible, like we’re the only ones who’ve ever gone through something like this, says Mulligan.

The Hollywood star herself gives the job much of the credit for getting her out of the bad spiral at the time. Mulligan landed a role in the 2015 film Suffragette”. She explains that “she found herself again”.

She also states that she had “incredibly good support around her”.

CAST: (TV) Carey Mulligan as Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor in a scene from “She Said. Photo: Jojo Whilden / AP

Published: 24.11.22 at 11:25

The article is in Norwegian

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