Hollywood entertainment magazine Variety apologized to Carey Mulligan for “insensitive language” in a review questioning whether her appearance was right for the role of a femme fatale to take revenge on sexual predators.
The publication in an unconventional move posted an editorial note to the top of its review on Promising Young Woman. Mulliganis his last movie already winning his awards.
It comes after the actress said she was reading the article in an interview – Margot robbie she could have been better suited for the role and thought it was sexist.
The character of the Promising Young Woman revolves around Cassie, who pretends to be drunk and out of control, and then goes home with the men taking advantage of her situation, before they “sober up” very quickly and teach them a lesson. .
Original review of Variety, published in January 2020 after a festival kickoff and before the film’s delay coronavirus The pandemic describes the film as a “compelling” thriller and dark comedy that will “cause much controversy”.
Towards the end of the piece, freelance critic Dennis Harvey writes: “Being a good actress, Mulligan, this undoubtedly seems like a slightly odd choice as a multilayered femme fatale – Margot Robbie is a producer here and maybe (perhaps easily) her role was once his imagine it could have been designed for.
“Whereas Cassie with this star is wearing her trap gear like a bad friction; even her long blonde hair looks stuck.”
Mulligan, who is currently starring in The Dig, which aired on Netflix on Jan. 29, touched criticism in a New York Times interview in December, saying that it felt like it wasn’t sexy enough to shoot this kind of thing. trick”.
Variety kept the review online, but now is on the front of the note: “Variety sincerely apologizes to Carey Mulligan and regrets the insensitive language and allusion that minimized her daring performance in our Promising Young Woman review.”
In response, Mulligan apologized in an interview with actress Zendaya for Variety’s Actors On Actors series.
“I think it is important to say these things because they look small and they seem unimportant,” he said. “Back then people around me were like, ‘Oh, you know, get over it. Anyway. This is great – great review’ or whatever: ‘People love the movie.
“But I have it because I think these everyday moments are piling up.”
However, she said she was glad to receive Variety’s apology.
“So I was really, really surprised, excited and happy to get an apology. I found somehow fascinating to draw a good line under this and I know it has an effect. It’s a way. So it’s been positive,” he said.
The apology has been criticized by some for The Telegraph film critic Robbie Collin describing the editor’s note as “flattering” and setting a “stupid” precedent.
Promising Young Woman is coming to UK theaters soon.