Mia Wasikowska hunkers down on the cover of Dazed & Confused magazine’s March 2013 issue. In the mag, the 23-year-old actress chats about not playing into the Hollywood fame game and her deep desire to be considered a bad-as. Mia also talks about her evolution as an actress in her very successful young career.
With her new movie “Lawless” set to hit theaters on August 29th, Mia Wasikowska added to her press efforts by partaking in a feature for the September 2012 issue of British Vogue.
The 22-year-old Australian actress donned designer garb from top names including Salvatore Ferragamo, Paul Smith, Marc Jacobs, McQ Alexander McQueen for the elegant Bruce Weber shot magazine spread.
On missing an active house when staying in hotels for filming: “Back in Canberra our house is very chaotic. My younger brother is there while he’s studying, and my dad and my sister, her boyfriend and her baby, so there’s always someone somewhere. I really miss that hive of activity when I’m living in a hotel room. And I have the outdoors here, which I love. The garden back home is like a fantastical reality.”
On her ‘surreal’ life: “I never get noticed in any significant way. I never feel like a movie star. I feel like I have a constant series of surreal moments, where I’m thinking, ‘Oh wow. This is so strange for me that this is my life.’ Which is great.”
On the power of clothing: “It’s not that I don’t care about fashion. I just have a more casual style. I care about it in the sense that good fashion is like any other creative art form. When it’s good, it’s super-inspiring. I’m pretty low-key but when it comes to things like Rodarte and Comme and Miu Miu, I really appreciate and respect it.”
On her own taste of fashion: “I prefer an older style. As in vintage, not the style of the elderly. I don’t mean support tights!”
Once again Mia is on the Vanity Fair 2012 Hollywood Issue cover, though this time she is in the front panel along with Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrance and Jessica Chastain. Also featured on the cover is Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins, and Brit Marling.
In the first-ever Hollywood Issue cover shoot from Vanity Fair contributing photographer Mario Testino, a bevy of Hollywood’s most precocious beauties lounge across a three-panel foldout—including two new Oscar nominees. The Art Deco set was designed to evoke the all-white, Jazz Age interiors of English decorator Syrie Maugham, whose clients included Bunny Mellon, Elsa Schiaparelli, and the Duchess of Windsor; V.F.’s fashion and style director, Jessica Diehl, put the 11 cover starlets in pastel satin dresses and frothy feathers to lend a 20s and 30s boudoir feel. Across the panels are actresses Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins, and Brit Marling. Mara and Chastain—both featured on the front panel—were nominated for Academy Awards in January, Mara for her portrayal of cyberpunk hacker Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Chastain for her supporting role in Tate Taylor’s Oscar heavyweight, The Help.
Mia Wasikowska rocks mod inspired makeup on the cover of BlackBook magazine’s April 2011 issue. I love this look, she looks so girly!
She did what?” asks Mia Wasikowska, the inflection of her relaxed Australian accent teetering on falsetto, when I tell her that Lindsay Lohan could serve up to three years in jail for allegedly stealing a $2,500 necklace. Wasikowska shakes her head, although her dismay doesn’t seem especially condemnatory. On this February morning, the 21-year-old actor looks incredulous rather than critical, genuinely shocked that someone in Lohan’s position would abuse her privilege in such a flagrant and distasteful way. This is because Wasikowska is a woman for whom red carpets and loaner jewels are the gaudy aftershocks of revelatory, soul-baring performances. Tellingly, she just laughs when asked, as she often is by journalists jaded by the pleasure-seeking principals of young Hollywood, how she avoids the trappings of fame.
It actors Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender on scary movies, screen sex, and their new film, Jane Eyre.
Mia Wasikowska, with her almost spectral elegance and innate grace, is somehow the love child of Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton. This otherworldly quality made her the perfect actress to portray out-of-time heroines like Alice (in Wonderland) and, most recently, the title character in the new Jane Eyre. Though 21, the Australian actress is convincing as a modern teen in The Kids Are All Right and the upcoming Restless, directed by Gus Van Sant. She often has a faraway, slightly unknowable look in her eye: Wasikowska and her characters seem to have secrets, which fuel the mystery of both.
What was the first movie that made a big impression on you?
I think it was Bambi. I remember being traumatized by the experience—I was so upset when the mum died in the movie. There were a few films that got me interested in acting and cinema. I’m Polish, but I grew up in Australia. My mom used to have a lot of European cinema playing in the house, so I’d catch bits and pieces of films. I really, really loved Krzysztof Kieslowski’s films, especially Blue and Red.
Do you speak Polish?
A little bit but not very well. When I was eight years old, we lived in Poland for a year. I was just there about three weeks ago—it definitely seems very familiar. I am at home there, but I feel like I could live anywhere now.
Perhaps that’s because you’ve been on movie sets all over the world from the time you were a teenager. Did you get your start in school plays?
I did a few amateur theater productions when I was young, but I was really shy. I didn’t like drama classes, so it has always surprised me that I ended up in films. I’d always done dance. I was eight when I started ballet. I was really serious—I danced about 35 hours a week. I finished with dance when I was about 15.
Year: 2013 As: ? Status: Pre-production Director: John Crowley
Two women from different backgrounds strike up a relationship in 1950s New York. Based on Patricia Highsmith's book "The Price of Salt."
Year: 2013 As: Emma Bovary Status: Pre-production Director: Sophie Barthes
The beautiful wife of a small-town doctor engages in extra marital affairs in an attempt to advance her social status.
Year: 2013 As: Robyn Davidson Status: Pre-production Director: John Curran
A young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog.
Only Lovers Left Alive
Year: 2013 As: ? Status: Filming Director: Jim Jarmusch
A story centered on two vampires who have been in love for centuries.
Year: 2013 As: India Stoker Status: Completed Director: Chan-wook Park
After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Year: 2012 As: Hannah Status: Post-production Director: Richard Ayoade
A comedy centered on a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppleganger.
Year: 2012 As: Bertha Minnix Status: Completed Director: John Hillcoat
Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by a new deputy and other authorities who want a cut of their profits.
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