A radiant Carey Mulligan made a very cordial appearance on October 12’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and no one “not in the know” would ever imagine that the ever so versatile actress of stage and screen had given birth to her first child, a baby daughter, just weeks ago, with husband, Marcus Mumford, of Mumford and Sons Her petite body certainly gave nothing away, dressed in a very fitted black bodice, with a swirly chiffon skirt of black with salmon-pink colored forms. Carey talked about the serious subject of winning the legal right for women to vote in England, which is the theme of her film, Suffragette, and wasn’t shy about having some fun amidst explosions on the set. Ms. Mulligan is very protective of her life off-camera, and as of today’s October 13 report from the film’s red carpet, her beautiful daughter’s name is known.
Evelyn was disclosed as the name for the couple’s darling daughter, from her smiling new mum at the premiere on Monday. The accomplished mother has been so busy with learning baby routines and needs, as with any new parent, there hasn’t been time to really process her own feelings about motherhood. “Ask me that in five years,” she requested. By then, there may be siblings around to take on some of the nurturing duties. As for the name, there’s no great story behind it. Carey admits that it just “came on the fly.” Parenthood has always been in the plans for Mr. and Mrs. Mumford. “I’ve always wanted to be a mother,” assures Mulligan, who’s about to receive the Hollywood Film Award for her work. Daddy, Marcus, will have to dash home for cuddles in between tour dates for Australia, the U.K., South Africa, and some South American dates in the spring. There will be a break for baby’s first Christmas!
When the late-night host brought up the amount of struggle that women faced in a nation known for democracy, just to “have their say” by the ballot, Mulligan described that voting rights first came to women who were married, landowners, or 30 years old, after the war, of which Colbert quipped, “Well, women under 30 are crazy, you know.” His guest might have been willing to back up his point. “I just turned 30,” noted Carey, “and I just now feel like I know what I’m doing.” Gaining the vote for all women took some rough action. The most fun she had on set was a true, slow-motion explosion scene, involving her character, Maude, running to dodge all the fire, crashing, and smashing. “I never get to do that stuff in films, so I was thrilled,” she exuded. With all that excitement and exertion, it’s no wonder that Carey Mulligan is such a fit new mother.