Carey Mulligan accepts the Cinema Vanguard Award
Carey Mulligan has added yet another accolade to her trophy case, winning the Cinema Vanguard Award for Promising Young Woman. The 35-year-old actress received the award virtually at the 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Monday afternoon.The award has previously been won by Laura Dern, Michael B. Jordan, Willem Dafoe, Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.
Emerald Fennell wishes she could kiss the 'Promising Young Woman' cast after it won Outstanding British Film at the BAFTAs. © Bang Showbiz Emerald Fennell (c) BAFTAs
The 35-year-old actress and writer paid tribute to the "amazing" cast and crew of the film after it picked up the accolade at the virtual BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday night (11.04.21).
Speaking via video link, she said: "There are so many people I want to thank and I want to go to your houses and kiss you - which I can't do. Thank you to the amazing cast ... Thank you to the lovely crew and thank you everyone.
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Babies or no babies?
There’s nothing we love more than celebrities getting pregnant. From staging elaborate reveals on Instagram, to casually announcing that they’ve named their child X Æ A- 12, North West, or Sir! But here’s the thing – having children is not for everyone. Whether it’s because they want to focus on their career, or they never got around to it, or they simply don’t want to, here are 10 stars who don't want children...
During a 2019 interview with Elle, Miley Cyrus revealed that her decision to not have children was based on environmental reasons. The popstar said: "We just take and take and expect it to keep producing. And it's exhausted. It can't produce. We're getting handed a broken planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child. Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I'm not bringing in another person to deal with that."
When Oprah Winfrey sat down with Gwyneth Paltrow on the ‘Goop’ podcast, she admitted that having a baby didn’t feel right for her. The queen of talk said: “I don’t think I would have been a good mother for baby children, because I need you to talk to me, and I need you to tell me what’s wrong. I can’t just figure it out. And I was always - I knew this about myself. Gayle [King, her best friend] was like, 'Don't you love babies?’ I was like, 'Oh babies are fine.' It just didn’t feel like it was for me."
Helen Mirren says not having a family was never “an absolute conscious decision”, but she was always “too engaged in my life as an actress", the Oscar-winning star once told Peter Travers. In 2013, Helen told British Vogue: “It was not my destiny. I kept thinking it would be, waiting for it to happen, but it never did, and I didn't care what people thought...It was only boring old men [who would ask me]. And whenever they went, 'What? No children? Well, you'd better get on with it, old girl,' I'd say 'No! F off!'"
Jared Leto is known as a singer-songwriter, director and actor, but as far as becoming a parent is concerned, the star has no plans. He told ES Magazine in 2017: “I think it's really important to be present if you have children. I have a lot of... things to take care of.”
Renée Zellweger once said that “motherhood has never been an ambition.” On multiple occasions, the actress revealed that she doesn’t live life by planning every aspect of it. In 2016, Renée told the Independent: “’I've never really thought like that about anything in my life, really. I’ve always been kind of open to whatever may be, curious to see what’s next. I’ve never been that deliberate about my life and the things that I would require in order to be happy.”
In 2009, Ricky Gervais told Red Magazine that he’s never thought about having kids because he doesn’t think he’s responsible enough to look after them. The comedian said: “I didn’t have a work ethic for such a long time. Imagine if I had a child like me? I didn’t start earning until I was 36. I’m the sort of person who has to check three times that I’ve shut the door, so I’d probably stare at a kid all day to check it was breathing.”
Much like her character Samantha on ‘Sex and the City’, Kim Cattrall is all about freedom. In a March 2003 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, the actress said: “When I was five, my fantasy was to have a hundred dogs and a hundred kids. I realised that so much of the pressure I was feeling was from outside sources, and I knew I wasn't ready to take that step into motherhood… Being a biological mother just isn't part of my experience this time around."
I know we all wish that she could be our grandma, but Betty White admitted in 2011 that she has never looked back on the decision to not have kids. The actress said during on interview on CBS Sunday Morning: “No, I've never regretted it. I'm so compulsive about stuff, I know that if I had ever gotten pregnant, of course, that would've been my whole focus. But I didn't choose to have children because I'm focused on my career. And I just don't think as compulsive as I am, that I could manage both."
"I'm missing so many people, this is the terrible thing. It was the greatest thing of my life, making this film and I love everyone who made it. I'm so grateful to them and I'm so grateful to everyone who has watched it."
Meanwhile, Emerald previously admitted she knows she "can’t please everyone" with her projects.
She explained: "Just because you don’t like a film doesn’t make it bad or morally wrong. That’s the really interesting new part of this kind of dialogue. There are so many things you can make that people will kind of vaguely enjoy. But I just wanted to make the film that felt really true to me. You can’t please everyone. Of course not. And that’s been really cathartic for me to kind of not mind ... It couldn’t be so easy. You can look at any statistic, you can look at any story - and there’s a way something goes."
Promising Young Woman .
Promising Young Woman was recently crowned Outstanding British Film at the BAFTAs and rightly so. You don't want to miss this bold and daring film that everybody's talking about! Emerald Fennell's feature directorial debut stars Carey Mulligan as Cassandra 'Cassie' Thomas, who pretends to be drunk in bars to trick men into taking her home for sex so she can teach them a lesson about consent. She also has a five-part plan to get revenge on the men who sexually assaulted her best friend Nina during college as well as those who knew about it and did nothing.