If there's anything that can stand the test of time (and many successful films), it's Carey Mulligan's expertise as an actress. An Education, Inside Llewyn Davis, Drive, and a number of other critical darlings are on her repertoire, and it seems as if Far from the Madding Crowd will join them. A period drama adapted from Thomas Hardy's famed novel of the same name, it tells the story of independent farm owner Bathsheba Everdene (Mulligan), and three suitors in pursuit of her. 

Mulligan, who kickstarted her feature film career with Pride and Prejudice (2005), is well versed in the complexities of the Victorian era, lending to the critical success of Far from the Madding Crowd thus far. See her discuss the film, her possible penchant for dark characters, and more in the interview below.

Far from the Madding Crowd is currently screening in cinemas.