Mulligan appears on the cover of the May 2015 issue of WSJ magazine. She talks about about early career struggles and regrets she has about roles she has accepted and rejected.
My parents were really protective and didn’t think this was a particularly solid career. They didn’t exactly forbid me, but they wanted me to go to university. I had other plans...We have this running joke in my family about how they were right. They say, ‘See, we told you that you were never going to make it.’ They have all proverbially eaten their hats.