TODAY | January 06, 2014
>>> with carey mulligan . she plays a folk singer in a new movie. let's say she doesn't always get along with the title character . take a look.
>> you snuck out the door --
>> what do you think of staying here tonight?
>> i was hoping to. is jim around?
>> jim's not here. we told troy he could crash here.
>> troy nelson, how you doing?
>> oh, hello, i've heard your music and heard many nice things about you from jim and jean and from others.
>> oh. you have not heard one nice thing about me from jean ever.
>> carey mulligan , nice to see you. earlier in the show, we talked about how "wolf of wall street " has a lot of cursing in it. your character not too shabby in that department.
>> i do a good job of it.
>> tell me about her a little bit. what makes heret tick?
>> i'm married to justin timberlake 's character. and she's sort of settled into a pretty comfortable lifestyle with him.
>> i don't want to give anything away about the whole connection there. i think that's important to the movie. every time i have an actor, i'm curious about the moment you got the call. they are legendary. what was it like?
>> i was filming gatsby in sydney and i got an e-mail that said the new cohen brothers ' movie. you never think you'll get the chance to audition for their film. i was coming to l.a. to do press and they asked me to do an audition, and i did in my hotel room of this very angry young woman .
>> i think they said they were frightened by your audition. they did. seriously.
>> that's so cool.
>> well done.
>> yeah. and i didn't meet them, actually, until we were in rehearsal months later.
>> now, you sing as part of this role. and you said in a recent interview that the thought of singing in front of a camera is terrifying. in fact, i think you went further and said you'd rather do a nude scene than sing in front of a camera. why is it so terrifying?
>> yes, true in a weird way. but also, in the context of this film, we have the most incredible people producing our music. and justin timberlake , i had to sing with him. and he's a decent singer.
>> i was just surrounded by incredible musicians. it's the prospect of sort of bearing my voice in front of them was --
>> but you have a beautiful voice and you're also married to a musician.
>> do you sing together at home?
>> i spare everybody my singing apart from when i do it in a film.
>> you said you were shooting great gatsby when you got the call from the cohen brothers . that was when you had elaborate costumes. this one you're jeans and t-shirt and sweater. does a wardrobe help you get into character?
>> yeah. enormously. my character in this is pretty angry most of the time. so to go from gatsby which is dresses and beautiful diamonds to get into high-waisted trousers and a big black wig and march around swearing, quite liberating.
>> you loved the swearing.
>> very much.
>> the music's fantastiovie's fantastic. you're great in it.
>> thank you.
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