Carey Mulligan talks about her Oscar nomination for 'Promising Young Woman'

The star is nominated for outstanding actress in a leading role in one of the year's most talked about films.
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Transcript for Carey Mulligan talks about her Oscar nomination for 'Promising Young Woman'
We are on the road to the oscars, and we are so happy to have one of the nominees for outstanding actress in a leading role joining us this morning. Carey mulligan is nominated for her incredible performance in "Promising young woman." Carey, welcome back to "Gma." Good morning. Oh, good morning. How are you? I am doing great. It looks like you are doing great as well. Before we talk about the movie, just got to say you hosted "Snl" for the first time this weekend. You crushed it and we noticed that your husband, he crashed your monologue with his guitar. Is he the guy who pulls his guitar out as a party? You know, he is literally the opposite of that guy, but it was very fun to make him that guy for one night. For one night. On "Snl." That's a big deal. Speaking of music, we heard when the movie's director and writer sent you the script for this, and the play list, but did the songs on it influence your decision about doing the movie? Yeah, definitely. I mean, the thing about emerald is she envisioned this whole film including the music and it was written into the script. "Toxic" by Britney spears was in there, and she had it in mind, and the music, it just sort of showed the film. It's not a straight drama, and it's not a straight comedy, but the music makes it lighter in a really interesting way. Sets the tone for the movie. We'll take a look at a clip if your Oscar nominated role. Here we go. So if a friend came to you now, into your house and told you that they thought something bad had happened to them the night before -- Cassie. Bad. It was years ago. What would you say? What would you say? A little weird. Would you roll your eyes behind her back and dismiss the whole thing as drama? I don't know why you're mad at me. We love this quote about the movie. Emeril who we said wrote and directed the film, she described it as, quote, a beautifully wrapped piece of candy, but when you suck on it, you realize it's poisonous. Is that the perfect description I think so. I think it's just, you know, there's so much about the film that just looks so inviting and is so, you know, there's lots of pinks and it's very kind of tactile and kind of girly, and then once you get into it, I think you, you know, there's a sense of danger to the film throughout, and I think -- yes. I think that's a pretty accurate description. We talked to you right after the nominations were announced and you told us you were doing a lot of yoga to calm yourself down that morning, but what are you going to be doing to stay calm while you quarantine before the awards? Because it must be exciting to finally have a chance to go to an awards show in person again. Yeah, it's so exciting. Honestly I feel like, you know, that day of the nominations, was kind of the peak of it all, you know, just to be in that company and to be amongst those other performances and with those women. It's just unbelievable, and for this film that, you know, was made in 23 days, you know, it's just -- we never managed -- imagined getting ourselves to this point. I feel remarkably calm. I tell you what. You are amazing in this film. You deserve the nomination, and we'll be pulling for you to pull off the big win. Carey, thank you so much for waking up and joining us this morning. Thank you. Lovely to see you. You too. "Promising young woman" is in theaters, on demand and available to own on digital a DVD, and you can watch the 93rd oscars Sunday, April 25:00th at 8:00 P.M. Eastern right here on ABC.

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