Carey Mulligan is promoting her most recent film "Inside Llewyn Davis" and was featured in a video clip from a recent appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live". Note: The original video has, since the original post, been removed from its online source. The images below however, were captured from this video.
At 1:30 the dialog continues....
Kimmel: "What are you going to do f-, do you go back to England for the Holidays?"
Mulligan: "I do, yeah, I go back to London."
Kimmel: "That seems like it is the best place to have Chr-, the most Christmassy place to have Christmas."
Mulligan: "I can't, yeah, I can't really ... The American Christmases seem [surprise at 1:45] Not, No offense."
Kimmel: "Oh, [Laughs] uh, oh."
Kimmel: [Continues Laughter]
microexpression of surprise with fear. They are blunted due to of Botox over-treatment on the upper half of her upper face. Here we see that not only does her forehead minimally contract (her eyebrows do shoot upwards for a fraction of a second - yet there are no transient and otherwise normal-for-context, co-existing furrows on her forehead), but her eyelids barely open wider than they were a moment before.
This is a very muted surprise response particularly for an actor and considerably inhibits her (or anyone's) ability for full or even mild emotional expression.
Two tenths of a second later.
Her neck tightens moderately ("Neck of fear").
Hands with palms towards the audience with a downward motion in a subconscious attempt to mollify offense to the audience.
Tightly clenched intertwined fingers in a MAP (Manipulator, Adaptor, Pacifier) display of high anxiety.
Note the color of her hands, forearms and face from a transient change in blood flow.
Mulligan's bilateral "Hair Adjust Behind Ear" body language is commonly seen during moments when the alpha qualities are being dialed-up and assertiveness is being engaged.
Here embarrassment continues.
If surprise is not rapidly followed by a second emotion, there is a very high probability the surprise is at least false (fake) or exaggerated.
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