British actress Carey Mulligan was anxious when she played F. Scott Fitzgerald's American heroine Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's 2013 adaptation of "The Great Gatsby."
The 1925 novel, she said, was the "most read, loved book in America."
"Daisy is described in such adoring terms. I found that really intimidating, because I had always played normal women and normal girls," she added. "Of course, everyone who ever read that book knows exactly how they see Daisy in their own minds."
She felt the same way with her latest role, portraying yet another celebrated literary female protagonist, the strong-willed, independent and willful...