Carey Mulligan is my girl crush: Who's your same-sex crush?

carey-mulliganImage Credit: Bob Charlotte/PR PhotosNow that she’s bagged her Oscar nomination, it’s time for me to go public: I have a major straight-woman girl crush on Carey Mulligan. It started when I saw (and loved) An Education, in which the actress was jaw-droppingly good as Jenny. Despite Mulligan’s real-world background as a savvy, modern twentysomething, she perfectly captured the yearning, excitement, and heartbreak of being a 16-year-old girl being swept off her feet by an older man in 1960s London.

My crush has just been intensifying in recent weeks with her consistently charming interviews and Hepburn-esque red-carpet appearances (dressing age appropriate and classy). And she even has a cute statement reacting to her Oscar nomination today: “This is beyond anything I’ve ever dreamed of. I’ve definitely never felt such excitement and nausea this early in the morning!”

Without sounding like a complete stalker, I can’t WAIT to see what she wears to the Oscars. And I think I’ll even go see Wall Street 2 to check out her post-Jenny acting chops. Meanwhile, I dare to dream that next time I’m in London she’ll invite me over for tea – I’ll bet she’s got a real china tea set, don’t you?

I know I’m not alone in my affections. Check out Jeff Bridges admiring her toes in the video below. Mike Bruno sums up this insane video better than I can: “It’s gross, funny, awkward, and wonderful.” And Mulligan is such a good sport about it. How much more Carey cuteness can the world handle?

So, your turn, who’s your current same-sex crush? (Or if you’re gay, who’s your current opposite-sex crush?)

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  • ger

    All of my crushes tend to be same-sex …

    • Strepsi

      Yeah I’m a big mo too, so who is my opposite sex crush? Sandra Bullock. And Drew Barrymore is my movie girlfriend.

  • niki

    Keri Russell.

    • Andrea

      Keri Russell is my girl crush too! She is fantastic and does not get the work and clout she deserves. Ever since Felicity and especially in Waitress, the woman can evoke so much emotion with a beautiful blend of both drama and comedy.

      • Louise

        “Waitress” was such a wonderful film and I cannot believe the poor reviews it received! Great acting by Keri and wonderful writing!

  • Alicia

    Kate Winslet, in “Titanic.”

    • Celia

      I love Kate Winslet too. I also love Cate Blanchett. Everything they do is perfect.

    • roux

      Kate Winslet has always been my girl crush. Jenna Fischer is a close second though.

    • Catherine

      Mee too. Kate for girl crush!

  • Tim

    If she was a man, Megan Fox.

    • Thom

      If Megan Fox was a man, she would look like James Haven, Angelina Jolie’s brother.

      • Tim

        Could he wear a dress at least?

  • TheObserver

    I could be Gay for Christina Hendricks….

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    • Zoe

      Christina Hendricks oozes sexy *and* smart.

  • Thom

    Michael Weatherly on NCIS…

    • Thom

      or Jackie Earle Haley.

      • Josie

        Really? Jackie Earle Haley is your man crush…and is somehow on the same level as Michael Weatherly? I applaud your wide variety of interests.

      • Thom

        I assumed ew readers were accepting people, but I guess I was wrong…

      • Ellie

        Nice!I just have a regular crush on him.

      • Madd

        I find Jackie Earl Haley oddly attractive.

  • gene gene

    you should watch her in the Dr. Who episode Blink from season 3.

    • Alice

      For real, she’s been my girl crush from way back, Sally Sparrow and even Bleak House.
      Also, as a Briton in the US, I really have to roll my eyes at the persistent idea that we sit around drinking tea from Royal Doulton with hand-painted periwinkles. That’s a tired stereotype, ok? Also, being English/having an accent doesn’t make me ‘cute’and ‘quirky’either. I’m more than my nationality, it’s a bit patronising to be fawned over like a small pet. And no, I don’t want to hear you recite the Dead Parrot sketch…

      • Understood, but…

        To be fair, I think the Brits also have a few misconceptions regarding Americans, so can we not call it even? For example, I’ve never watched NASCAR, don’t own a pick-up truck, weigh what a normal human being should weigh, and I don’t sound like a hillbilly. Also, I think “cute” and “quirky” applies to anyone who is, um, physically cute and says quirky things, British accent or no.

    • Jennie

      Yes! I was going to recommend that Ms. Mitchell watch the AWESOME Dr. Who ep “Blink.” Not only a very cool episode, but SHE’S SALLY SPARROW!

    • Alli

      Yes! Sally Sparrow is one BAMF.

  • marc

    josh holloway and eric stonestreet and vince gill

    • Josh M

      Wow, if you can throw out three names that quickly, might want to start admitting things to yourself.

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  • Lizzy

    Kate Winslet, Kristen Bell, Lea Michelle, and Emma from “Glee”

    • Elinor

      Nicely done! I second all the above, but might add in Christina Hendricks and Anne Hathaway.

    • lefty

      Second Kristen Bell, also add in Hendricks, with a side of Beyonce

  • Em

    Christina Hendricks…JOAN from MAD MEN
    But it’s more because I want to BE her.

    • Wendy Mitchell

      Christina is my runner-up to Carey I think. She looked great in those glasses at some awards show recently.

      • JennaD

        Christina yeah, she’s a runner up after my Helen Mirren.

      • Madd

        Yeah, for me it’s Carey and then Christina as well. Christina is also my pale-girl icon, for she gives me hope that I too can be pale yet look good in anything.

    • Katie

      Yeah, I second that. I don’t even watch “Mad Men,” but Christina is just so gorgeous and seems to have a really awesome personality. I want her to be my friend!

      • Tex

        I’ll be your friend Katie.

      • Madd

        She’s SO good in Mad Men. She’s so cool but at the same time she has some episodes that can break your heart. She deserves the recognition that January Jones gets.

    • Josie

      Plus she was so amazing in firefly, going from virgin to vicious in .23 seconds.

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    • Juniper

      I love Christina Hendricks and Nigella Lawson – two women with curves that won’t quit! They can press me into their ample bosoms any day of the week…

  • Lynny

    All about Carey Mulligan right now.I could just sit and listen to her talk for hours. I completely concur.

  • Cat

    Anna Torv from “Fringe”

    • Alex

      Anna Torv is perfection! Definitely #1.

  • Sarah

    Rachel McAdams

    • crispy

      I have crushed on her since The Notebook. But it’s mostly because I want to be her and go rowing in the rain with Ryan Gosling.

    • Celia

      I LOVE Rachel McAdams! She’s so awesome.
      My other big girl crushes are Emma Watson (i love how intelligent she is and how she hasn’t lost her mind like other celebs her age), Natalie Portman (i just love her), Carey Mulligan, and now Zoe Saldana! :D

      • Kelly

        Rachel McAdams for sure! And Julianne Hough. (Don’t judge.)

      • Ambient Lite

        Natalie Portman is my girl crush too!

    • tex

      How can you not have a crush on Regina George? She’s awesome

  • Matthew

    Has always been (and always will be)Timothy Busfield.

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