Carey Mulligan hates wearing revealing clothes.

The actress says she feels "self-conscious" when she wears outfits that are Too Short or tight and likes to don clothes she feels comfortable in.

She said: "I don't like wearing tight things and I'm self-conscious about clothes that are too short. Doing the red-carpet stuff is intimidating enough, so I'm wearing a lot of Prada, as the clothes are a perfect shape for me, because I'm bottom-heavy. Or else, I wear unconventional things, because then it feels as if I'm putting on a costume."

As well as feeling nervous on the red carpet, Carey hates posing for photo shoots, saying: "I'm not great at having my photo taken, so I often look like I don't want to be there. Staring down the barrel of a camera feels quite unnatural."

The British beauty also refuses to bow to the pressure in Hollywood to slim down.

She told Australia's Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I don't want to look like an actor. I want to look like a normal person. Normal people don't go to the gym six times a week. After I had my appendix out, I went down to 50kg and I realised that my brain doesn't work when I'm that thin."