Carey Mulligan Admits She 'Didn't Love' Her Performance in 'The Great Gatsby'

Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby
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Carey Mulligan is her own biggest critic. 

The 32-year-old actress admits in an interview with Variety that her 2013 performance of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby wasn't to her liking.

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“I didn’t love my work in Gatsby,” Mulligan confesses. “I’m not sure if I slight kind of lost my way because I was intimidated by the scale of it."

She adds, "I think I might have been overawed by my experience and intimidated by the level of performances around me.”

Regardless of Mulligan's review of her work,  the Baz Luhrmann film -- which starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby -- was a hit at the box office, grossing an estimated $351 million worldwide.

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When ET spoke exclusively with Mulligan just prior to the release of The Great Gatsby, she talked about the grandeur of the movie, jewelry and all. 

"I've never worked on a film like this, and the sets were enormous," she noted. "At the end of the day, I felt a sense of relief to know I hadn't lost them [jewelry]. I wear pears around my wrist and I broke them once and they went everywhere. I've never seen a group of people react so fast. It was like 15 people fell to the floor because they were all real pearls. I thought I was going to get fired, but I survived."

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