She recently welcomed her second child with husband Marcus Mumford, making the couple’s two-year-old daughter Evelyn Grace a big sister.
And Carey Mulligan was back to work in style on Thursday night, when she put in an appearance at the BFI London Film Festival premiere of her new film Mudbound.
The 32-year-old actress was the centre of attention as she hit the red carpet at the English capital’s Odeon Leicester Square in a deeply plunging green dress, which was given an extra touch of sparkle with a semi-sheer gold striped overlay.
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The big unveiling: Carey Mulligan attended the BFI London Film Festival premiere of her new film Mudbound, held at the Odeon Leicester Square on Thursday night
Her sleeveless number was cinched at the waist with one of a trio of golden bands, while tied silver detailing at the front helped her glitter on the carpet.
Standing tall in a pair of strappy golden heels, the actress wore her blonde tresses in glossy waves with a centre parting, while she kept her makeup light and natural.
The mother-of-two kept her accessories minimal, wearing a series of rings and a pair of glittering diamond earrings.
Centre of attention: The 32-year-old actress was the centre of attention as she hit the red carpet in a deeply plunging green dress, which featured a semi-sheer gold striped overlay
Golden girl: Her sleeveless number was cinched at the waist with one of a trio of golden bands, while tied silver detailing at the front helped her glitter on the carpet
Natural beauty: The screen star wore her blonde tresses in glossy waves with a centre parting, while she kept her makeup light and natural
Standing tall: Londoner Carey stood tall in a pair of strappy golden heels as she greeted fans
Shine bright like a diamond: She further lit up her ensemble with glittering diamond earrings
She was joined at the event by her co-star Mary J Blige, who wowed in a form-shitting black dress, over which she wore a matching fur coat.
Carey’s appearance at the premiere comes three weeks after she promoted the same film at the Mudbound at the Toronto International Film Festival.
When asked by People magazine about being a mother of two, she replied: ‘It’s good, thank you!’
The Great Gatsby actress and her rocker Marcus partner are already parents to two-year-old daughter Evelyn Grace.
Fans: A large number of fans waited patiently at the barriers to catch a glimpse of the star
She nailed it! Carey showed off her perfect mani-pedi as she made her way down the carpet
Second-time mum: She recently welcomed her second child with husband Marcus Mumford
Big sister: The couple’s baby news makes their two-year-old daughter Evelyn Grace a big sister
Surprise: Reports first emerged about a surprise pregnancy in July when super-slim Carey was suddenly spotted with a rounded stomach at hot spot Sexy Fish
British beauty Carey never officially confirmed her pregnancy yet she displayed a prominent baby bump on various occasions earlier in the year.
The famously tight-lipped actress had not confirmed she was expecting a second child, though her first pregnancy was similarly shrouded in secrecy.
Reports first emerged about a surprise pregnancy in July when super-slim Carey was suddenly spotted with a rounded stomach at hot spot Sexy Fish.
She and husband Marcus, who married in 2012, welcomed their first child Evelyn in 2015, three years after tying the knot.
Co-star: Also making an arrival at the event was Carey’s co-star in the movie, Mary J Blige
Wow: The star wowed in a form-shitting black dress, over which she wore a matching fur coat
Glam: With her blonde hair swept to one side, the singer cut a glamorous figure on the night
High energy: Jason Mitchell, who also stars in the movie, made quite the high-energy arrival
Dapper gent: The 30-year-old New Orleans native cut a dapper figure in a stylish black suit
The couple’s story is a romantic one: they were childhood pen pals who lost touch but later reconnected as adults.
On April 21, the pair celebrated their five year wedding anniversary, having wed in 2012 a few days after the movie Inside Llewyn Davis wrapped production – on which they were both working.
Carey has previously spoken about her daughter with New York Daily News, in which she said that the life lesson she’d teach Evelyn Grace would be: ‘No make-up, no piercings, no tattoos.’
Blazer: The film’s director Dee Rees caught the eye in a floral blazer with tight black trousers
Suit: Jason Clarke, who plays Henry McAllan in the film, looked smart in a double-breasted suit
Turning heads: Garrett Hedlund turned heads in a light suit, teamed with brown Oxford shoes
Fashion stripes: The handsome 33-year-old teamed his suit with a striped shirt and checked tie
Squad: (L-R) Charles King, Kim Roth, Sally Jo Effenson and Cassian Elwes stepped out in style
Selfie time! The group, who produced the movie, paused to take a group selfie on the carpet
Mudbound is a film set to premiere on Netflix and in select theatres on November 17.
According to the Huffington Post, the drama is ‘the story of white farmers and the black sharecroppers who work for them; two families struggling to make homes for themselves on a plantation in the Jim Crow South’.
Netflix reportedly paid $12.5 million for the film, which reportedly received a lot of buzz at the Sundance Film Festival.
Glamorous duo: Ahead of the screening, Carey and Mary posed for snapshots with each other
In good spirits: The stars appeared to be in decidedly jovial spirits at the hot ticket event
Let’s hug it out: American superstar Mary warmly placed an arm around Carey as they posed
Peace! Jason pressed on with his lively antics as he flashed peace signs inside the big event
Together: Moments before the screening kicked off, the cast posed for a snap with the director
Plot: Mudbound, which is set to premiere on Netflix on November 17, tells the story of white farmers and the black sharecroppers who work for them on a plantation in the Jim Crow South
The film also stars Mary J Blige and Garrett Hedlund, who also attended the screening at TIFF.
Despite the actress’ successful career – which saw her nominated for an Oscar for An Education in 2009 – she recently revealed her nerves at dealing with fame.
She told So It Goes magazine: ‘I would do red carpets and be a wreck by the end; I found it awful and weird, standing there in my outfits with my body being judged and my appearance and make-up.
Busy night: On the same night, Carey attended the Academy’s New Member’s Party at nearby Spencer House
Out with the lads: She was joined at the event by (L-R) Andrew Garfield and Robert Pattinson
Broad grin: The 31-year-old actor flashed a toothy grin at photographers as he posed for snaps
Going green: Australian actress Rebel Wilson looked stylish in a form-fitting green dress
Premiere: Also lapping up the festivities surrounding the London Film Festival on Thursday night was Charlie Plummer, who attended the UK premiere of Lean On Pete
Happy parents: Carey Mulligan and husband Marcus Mumford are photographed in 2012