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Oscar Watch: Wasikowska Talks Romancing Fassbender in Jane Eyre and Close in Albert Nobbs

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by Anne Thompson
November 8, 2011 11:05 PM
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Mia Wasikowska
I first met Mia Wasikowska at the Cannes Film Festival, where she walked the red carpet for Gus Van Sant's Restless, in which she played a young teen with cancer squeezing every ounce of pleasure out of her young life. The 22-year-old Aussie world traveler's timeless beauty works in both period and contemporary films such as The Kids Are All Right and  HBO's In Treatment, which catapulted her into a series of enviable gigs indeed. 
 
She snagged the title role Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, the upcoming period ensemble Wettest County in the World, in which she plays Shia LaBeouf's girlfriend, as well as back-to-back costume dramas that are getting year-end awards buzz: Cary Fukanaga's film version of Charlotte Bronte's romantic classic Jane Eyre and Glenn Close's labor-of-love, Albert Nobbs. While the clear-eyed, self-reliant orphan governess Jane Eyre falls in love with brooding employer Mr. Rochester (Michael Fassbender), in Albert Nobbs, Wasikowska plays a flirty servant who is wooed by Close's Nobbs, in the guise of a man. She has no idea.
 

I first met Mia Wasikowska at the Cannes Film Festival, where she walked the red carpet for Gus Van Sant's Restless, in which she played a young teen with cancer squeezing every ounce of pleasure out of her young life. The 22-year-old Aussie world traveler's timeless beauty works in both period and contemporary films such as The Kids Are All Right and  HBO's In Treatment, which catapulted her into a series of enviable gigs indeed.

She snagged the title role Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, the upcoming period ensemble Wettest County in the World, in which she plays Shia LaBeouf's girlfriend, as well as back-to-back costume dramas that are getting year-end awards buzz: Cary Fukanaga's film version of Charlotte Bronte's romantic classic Jane Eyre and Glenn Close's labor-of-love, Albert Nobbs. While the clear-eyed, self-reliant orphan governess Jane Eyre falls in love with brooding employer Mr. Rochester (Michael Fassbender), in Albert Nobbs, Wasikowska plays a flirty servant who is wooed by Close's Nobbs, in the guise of a man. She has no idea.
We range around all of the above in the interview below.

We range around all of the above in the interview below.I first met Mia Wasikowska at the Cannes Film Festival, where she walked the red carpet for Gus Van Sant's Restless, in which she played a young teen with cancer squeezing every ounce of pleasure out of her young life. The 22-year-old Aussie world traveler's timeless beauty works in both period and contemporary films such as The Kids Are All Right and  HBO's In Treatment, which catapulted her into a series of enviable gigs indeed.

I first met Mia Wasikowska at the Cannes Film Festival, where she walked the red carpet for Gus Van Sant's Restless, in which she played a young teen with cancer squeezing every ounce of pleasure out of her young life. The 22-year-old Aussie world traveler's timeless beauty works in both period and contemporary films such as The Kids Are All Right and  HBO's In Treatment, which catapulted her into a series of enviable gigs indeed.

She snagged the title role Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, the upcoming period ensemble Wettest County in the World, in which she plays Shia LaBeouf's girlfriend, as well as back-to-back costume dramas that are getting year-end awards buzz: Cary Fukanaga's film version of Charlotte Bronte's romantic classic Jane Eyre and Glenn Close's labor-of-love, Albert Nobbs. While the clear-eyed, self-reliant orphan governess Jane Eyre falls in love with brooding employer Mr. Rochester (Michael Fassbender), in Albert Nobbs, Wasikowska plays a flirty servant who is wooed by Close's Nobbs, in the guise of a man. She has no idea.

We range around all of the above in the interview below.

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5 Comments

  • chris | November 9, 2011 10:36 PMReply

    DAMN SHE IS SO PRETTY!

  • varg | November 9, 2011 1:22 PMReply

    I am still catching up on your interviews. They are really great! keep them coming Anne!

  • Cinesnatch | November 9, 2011 11:23 AMReply

    I love Mia! Thank you Anne! She has a "Cate Blanchett" quality here I'm never noticed. But, truth be told, the Jonthan Demme P.O.V. and handheld shakiness was kind of weird. Not sure if if you can make adjustments. But great interview nevertheless.

  • cinephile | November 9, 2011 11:07 AMReply

    Great interview - I'd loved to see her talk a little bit about The Kids Are All Right, Moore and Bening and about Lisa Cholodenko's directional style as well. But otherwise great interesting interview, and what really great choices she's making!

  • Lola | November 9, 2011 12:04 AMReply

    Lovely interview Anne! You asked all the right questions! Thanks. Here's hoping for Jane Eyre! I loved the movie as well.

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