Mia Wasikowska for Interview August 2014 + Mia Wasikowska chats with Glenn Close for Interview about ‘unattainable’ acting career
Mia Wasikowska (born 14 October 1989) is an Australian actress. After starting her career in Australian television and film, she first became known to a wider audience following her critically acclaimed work on the HBO television series In Treatment. She gained worldwide prominence in 2010 after starring as Alice in Tim Burton’s $1 billion-grossing Alice in Wonderland and appearing in The Kids Are All Right, for which she received the Hollywood Awards’ Breakthrough Actress Award.
In 2011, Wasikowska portrayed the title character in Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Jane Eyre, and starred in Gus Van Sant’s Restless and Rodrigo Garcia’s Albert Nobbs. In 2012, she appeared in John Hillcoat’s Lawless and appeared in Park Chan-wook’s Stoker.
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Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country’s capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight, her family moved to Poland for a year.
At age nine, Mia took ballet classes with dreams of becoming a professional ballerina. However, an injury prevented this from happening and she quit at age fourteen. Mia turned to acting, having been excited by European and Australian cinema. Mia Wasikowska was attending Canberra High School, but left to pursue her career as an actor.
She had just turned 15 when she landed the role of Lilya in Suburban Mayhem (2006). Her breakthrough role came when she was cast as Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010).
Mia Wasikowska chats with Glenn Close for Interview about ‘unattainable’ acting career
The “Alice in Wonderland” actress, 24, participates in a conversation with Glenn Close for the magazine about her career as one of Hollywood’s most fortunate young stars, having been in several Oscar-winning films already, and moving from Australia to the hustle-and-bustle of showbusiness .
“I never felt like I lived in L.A. or New York or America,” Wasikowska tells Close. “I’ve just been in transit for the last five years.”
The “Jane Eyre” star will next appear in the drama “Tracks,” opposite “Girls” actor Adam Driver, which she filmed in her native Australia.
In the magazine’s back-and forth exchange, Close and Wasikowska converse about the “Stoker” actress’ filming experiences while sharing anecdotes from set, and reminiscing about some of their earliest acting fears.
“I was almost embarrassed by wanting to be an actor, because it seems such an unattainable thing,” the “Albert Knobbs” actress told her co-star, Close.
“My mom remembers a period when I locked myself in my room and did research and made phone calls and wrote letters to try to get an agent.”
Mia Wasikowska for Interview August 2014