Carey Mulligan calls her last three films a “women’s liberation trilogy.”

This Sept. 9, 2018 photo shows actress Carey Mulligan, a cast member in the film “Wildlife,” posing for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Since 2015’s “Suffragette,” Mulligan has starred in the 19th century romance “Far From the Madding Crowd,” the post-World War II Mississippi drama “Mudbound” and the new “Wildlife.” The latest is Paul Dano’s 1961-set Richard Ford adaptation.

This Sept. 9, 2018 photo shows actress Carey Mulligan, a cast member in the film “Wildlife,” posing for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
This Sept. 9, 2018 photo shows actress Carey Mulligan, a cast member in the film “Wildlife,” posing for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Mulligan stars as a trapped, aimless woman whose husband leaves her and her 14-year-old boy in a remote Montana town while he goes off to fight forest fires.

This Sept. 9, 2018 photo shows actress Carey Mulligan, a cast member in the film “Wildlife,” posing for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
This Sept. 9, 2018 photo shows actress Carey Mulligan, a cast member in the film “Wildlife,” posing for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The period roles have collectively been an education for Mulligan, each with plenty of relevance to today’s battles for gender equality. But Mulligan is also — and she stresses this — ready for something more modern day. The actress says she’s “absolutely dying to do a contemporary film.”

Source: The Associated Press

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