Carey Mulligan: I'm too self conscious to wear tight clothes

Carey Mulligan has confessed she is too "self conscious" to wear tight clothing and prefers to sport loose-fitting gowns in order to feel more comfortable on the red carpet.

Carey Mulligan is too "self conscious" to wear figure-hugging clothing.

The 'Far from the Madding Crowd' star has confessed she prefers to sport loose-fitting dresses on the red carpet as she feels uncomfortable when she shows off too much of her slender physique.

She said: "I'm so reserved. I like outfits that come to my knee and aren't too tight or revealing. I'm too self conscious of my body and my appearance."

The brunette beauty, 29 - who is married to Mumford and Sons star Marcus Mumford - added she hates having her picture taken at high profile events, although she feels as if she has "improved a little" when it comes to posing in front of the camera.

She told HELLO! magazine: "I hate the idea of standing in front of a hundreds of people while they take my picture. It's a nightmare and I feel so uncomfortable. Maybe I've improved a little, but any time I'm on the red carpet I lose all sense of myself. I find it so odd. I know it sounds like a contradiction but I never went into acting for all eyes on me."

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