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Carey Mulligan sings 'New York, New York' for 'Shame': Video

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Carey Mulligan delivers a slowed-down rendition of 'New York, New York' for her new movie Shame.

The Oscar-nominated British actress plays a troubled singer who turns her brother's life on his head when she comes to stay at his apartment.

In the extended clip below, Mulligan's Sissy performs the Liza Minnelli song (from Martin Scorsese's film New York New York, later recorded by Frank Sinatra) while her brother Brandon (Michael Fassbender) and his boss (James Badge Dale) look on:


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Discussing the making of the scene, Mulligan recently told Digital Spy: "The plan for that was always to sing live, not dub, and sing in one take. We did about 15 takes because there were takes where I was so nervous - you could hear my voice shaking - so they were useless.

"We just worked our way into the feel of it, but then if I ran out of breath we had to scrap that take. [Director Steven McQueen] never wanted to touch any of it in post-production.

"It was great for this part because she's not a great singer, I'm not a great singer. It was more about her ability to hold a room and the message she was trying to convey to her brother. It's so job specific, I'm not a singer! It was a fun experiment and one of the reasons why this role was so challenging."

Carey Mulligan, Shame


Shame is released in UK cinemas today (January 13).

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