'He Wasn't My Pin Up': Carey Mulligan Denies Leonardo DiCaprio Crush On Great Gatsby Co. Star

Leo stole everyone's hearts in Titanic - except Carey apparently

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Carey Mulligan has denied she ever had a school girl crush on Leonardo DiCaprio who plays her lover in the Great Gatsby, but claimed she knew her friends would be jealous.

Leo stole every girls heart in 1997's Titanic, but despite being an 11 year-old the actress claims she was more interested in Formula 1 ace Michael Shumacher than the floppy haired blonde actor

She told Harper’s Bazaar magazine: "Well, he [Leonardo DiCaprio] wasn’t my pin-up, but he was for a lot of my girlfriends. Michael Schumacher [was my pin-up]. I used to watch Formula 1 with my dad when I was little."

"When I did the audition [for the role of Daisy in The Great Gatsby] with Leo in New York I walked away grinning. Just the idea that if I never got any further, I had just spent an hour and a half acting with Leonardo DiCaprio," she admitted.

The British babe, who is married to Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford, admitted that acting opposite the Hollywood legend was a little intimidating when she first met him and director Baz Luhrmann.

 "I was terrified of reading with him," she confessed, "But it said in the script that Daisy kisses Gatsby so I asked if I should and Baz said: “Yes,” so I kissed him."

Carey and Leo as illicit lovers Gatsby and Daisy in the latest adaptation of the movie (WENN)

Well for someone who doesn't fancy him she sure was forward! Carey walked away with the part of Daisy Buchanan, beating Blake Lively and Michelle Williams to the lead role in the big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1920s hedonistic novel.

During the filming of the movie Luhermann, who previously worked with DiCaprio on Romeo and Juliet, made the cast listen to LMFAO to get them motivated for the outrageous and hedonistic party scenes.

"That’s what we used to dance to", she revealed. "It’s also the song that made me laugh hysterically and there were lots of times when I needed to go into a scene with that kind of energy."

Sounds like they had a blast!

First glimpse of Carey in the Great Gatsby


Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby (Warner Bros)