Carey Mulligan Won’t Be Playing Hillary Clinton

Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan has passed on the chance to play Hillary Clinton in James Ponsoldt’s upcoming biopic Rodham, the Hollywood Reporter said late Tuesday.

The 26-year-old beauty, on screen now in The Great Gatsby, was offered the part after meeting with Ponsoldt last week. Insiders say she turned it down because she “was not prepared to commit to the role at this time.”

Bad news for Ponsoldt — but possibly good news for a number of actresses still in the running for the part. Among those reported to be interested in playing Clinton are Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson and Emma Stone.

No reaction yet from the real Hillary Clinton. But, hey, maybe she’ll tweet about it?