Carey Mulligan | Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (May 3rd, 2013)↳ About meeting Jay-Z: “It went really badly. I’m going red now thinking about it. I built it up in my head and I was like “I’m in a movie…” and I’m english, you know. I don’t end up in films where Jay-Z has anything to do with it. And so, I was like “Oh, Jay-Z, this is crazy and big, and I’m going to be so cool” but you know, enthusiastic, and he came over to me at the premiere two days ago and he was so nice, and he like, reached to shake my hand and started saying words, I don’t remember what they were. I went sort of blank and I remember saying “I know you…”. What I was trying to say is like “I know you had such a great involvement…”, all these articulate things in my head and I went “I know you…ahhh…” [giggles nervously] “and that was it”.
Carey Mulligan for Harper’s Bazaar (June 2013)