Mulligan: Gatsby’s Daisy Kardashian-Like

When she explains it, the comparison kind of makes sense. Carey Mulligan, who plays Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, says she took inspiration for her character from the Kardashians. Hear her out: Fitzgerald based the character of Daisy on two real-life women, Zelda Fitzgerald and Ginevra King, whose correspondence with the writer shows both self-effacement and Kardashian-like narcissism. “It’s that kind of feeling: I’m-so-little-and-there’s-nothing-to-me, watch-me-have-nothing-to-me,” says Mulligan. “She feels like she’s living in a movie of her own life. She’s constantly on show, performing all the time. Nothing bad can happen in a dream. You can’t die in a dream. She’s in her own TV show. She’s like a Kardashian.”