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Does Carey Mulligan Deserve the Cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK’s December Issue? (Forum Buzz)

Carey Mulligan has landed the latest cover of U.K. Harper’s Bazaar for the magazine’s December issue. Carey was photographed by Bazaar regular Alexi Lubomirski for the British glossy. The Great Gatsby star joins the likes of Marion Cotillard and Cate Blanchett, who have previously fronted Bazaar‘s “Women of the Year” editions. We currently only have a sneak peek at the cover for subscribers, but Carey’s appearance is still causing quite the discussion among forum members.

UK Harper's Bazaar December 2014 Carey Mulligan


“Who cares about Carey Mulligan?! Honestly… Can someone answer me that? How do these niche actresses sell any copies of anything?? Is it proven that they increase newsstand sales? I get why editors put Angelina and Aniston on the cover but Carey f*cking Mulligan??? And more than once?” slammed an uninterested A.D.C.

But pixiedust1603 disagreed and replied, “Well Carey is one of my favorite actresses especially after seeing her in Skylight, a play which got her rave reviews and broke box office records, so I’m happy to see her on the cover and it is also her best cover in a while. I don’t get why actresses have to be ‘interesting’ to the public to be taken seriously or deserve magazine covers. I’d rather hear from the likes of Carey than hear Jennifer Aniston or Goop talk about their personal lives for the millionth time.”

Also voicing their opinion was [Piece Of Me], who explained, “Carey is probably one of the most talented actresses of her generation. She has had a lot of good roles already and gets critical acclaim. It’s not like she is on the cover for doing nothing or because of some lifestyle website she is launching.”

The topic of Carey’s relevance soon died down and it seems as though our forum members ultimately liked the cover image. “I love Carey and that subs cover makes me want to subscribe. Have always been a fan of HB UK,” raved a more than satisfied ThatGuyPaul.

“I quite resent not being a subscriber now — love that image! Hope the newsstand cover will be just as good. I don’t get the Carey backlash. She doesn’t even get that many fashion covers in the UK to begin with. I recall only 1 ELLE cover, and no Vogue, Glamour or Marie Claire! This cover is probably promoting her upcoming film, Suffragette (title says it all), which will be painstakingly appropriate to the Harper’s woman,” enthused Benn98.

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