Carey Mulligan Compares Her Great Gatsby Character to a Kardashian
Though some may diminish the Kardashian's affect outside the world of reality TV, recent events seem to suggest otherwise.
After feminist icon Gloria Steinem came out in defense of Kim Kardashian and all the bullying she'd been receiving in the media, this week another notable celebrity offered commentary on the Kardashians.
In the cover story for Vogue next month, Carey Mulligan discusses her role as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's movie adaptation of the classic novel, The Great Gatsby, and how it related to the Kardashians.
"'I seem always curiously interested in myself, and it’s so much fun to stand off and look at me...' That’s a direct Zelda quote," Carey said when asked about her depiction of Daisy. Most literary scholars believe that F. Scott Fitzgerald's characterization of Daisy came from his real-life love, Zelda, and this enigmatic, shallow character finds herself at the center of the story within The Great Gatsby.
Carey continued, "It’s that kind of feeling: I’m-so-little-and-there’s-nothing-to-me, watch-me-have-nothing-to-me. She feels like she’s living in a movie of her own life. She’s constantly on show, performing all the time. Nothing bad can happen in a dream. You can’t die in a dream. She’s in her own TV show. She’s like a Kardashian.”
Even though the 27-year-old's analogy isn't the most flattering one, it does speak to a sense of how pervasive the Kardashians are throughout our culture.