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Photography, for me, is something I can control fully. It's wholly my own expressions.

Photography, for me, is something I can control fully. It's wholly my own expressions.

Although I'm not particularly troubled myself, I do have a lot of empathy for troubled characters. ---->>>

I definitely have an appreciation for fashion. ---->>>

I like to do projects that challenge me, and hopefully in turn challenge the audience, or open your eyes to something you're not aware of. ---->>>

Dancers are kept in a perpetual state of pre-puberty, and for young girls in particular, that type of pressure breeds insecurities. ---->>>

The wardrobe is always the last piece of the puzzle. When you step into the clothing, that's the final step to figuring out that character. ---->>>

I was a bit of a loner as a teenager. I never went to a single social event, because they terrified me. ---->>>

Dance has such an intensity to it. You become, in a way, an intense person. ---->>>

Feminism is just about equality, really, and there's so much stuff attached to the word, when it's actually so simple. I don't know why it's always so bogged down. ---->>>

Popularity is very inconsistent. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. It usually just comes in waves. ---->>>

It's really rare as a teenager to be offered a role that actually resembles what it's like to be a teenager, because there are so many stereotypes that might be attractive to watch, but make you think: 'Who is that? Who has that life at 16?' ---->>>

When I step back and look at all of these really successful people that I've worked with, one thing I do take away from it is how hard they work and how focused they are. ---->>>

You never choose the way that you're raised, it's just the way that you were raised, but you do get to a certain age where you're in a position to question the expectations of you and the way that you've been formed by your surroundings. ---->>>

Even if you're independent, I think you get lonely. ---->>>

As an actor you have to wait for someone to cast you, so you're relying on the business. ---->>>

I get restless easily so I always want to keep working, but I am trying to pace it as well. ---->>>

I got the first thing I auditioned for - a guest role on two episodes on 'All Saints,' and I don't think I had ever been that excited. ---->>>

I rarely meet other young actors. ---->>>

I'd love to go off to college to study photography, art history, humanities. ---->>>

I've been honoured to portray such intelligent and sophisticated roles. ---->>>

My mom used to have a lot of European cinema playing in the house, so I'd catch bits and pieces of films. ---->>>

When you look at magazines, you feel so inadequate and so small and you feel really imperfect, when you're constantly seeing these images. ---->>>

With a corset on, you can't breathe properly. ---->>>

With dance, you learn to channel nerves into energy, excited energy. ---->>>

As a teenager I was very anxious. I had a lot of energy and passion that I wanted to channel into creative things, and I always felt like I wasn't achieving enough. ---->>>

Doing an accent removes you from yourself and reminds you, every instant, that you're playing a part. ---->>>

I want to just do my job and do it well. ---->>>

I like my anonymity - that when I meet people they don't know me. ---->>>

Acting really suited me because I could connect as an actor to emotion. ---->>>

Coming from dance, I feel acting is - I'm not going to say easy, because it's not. But the dance world is more hard-core. ---->>>

Dance is such a stressful environment. ---->>>

Everybody who is an actor has been acting since they were three. ---->>>

Fame is useful in certain ways, because it helps you get more roles. ---->>>

I always start a film thinking I know how to do it, then I learn all over again. ---->>>

I always try and learn as much as I can from different departments on a film set. ---->>>

I don't consider myself a starlet or a Hollywood person. ---->>>

I like characters who remind me of someone I know. ---->>>

I like to be absorbed in what my character's doing. ---->>>

I like to think of myself as an observer. ---->>>

I love Europe. ---->>>

I love seeing my family. ---->>>

I think it's really important for actors to have another creative outlet, or for anyone, really. ---->>>

I want to keep doing roles that are challenging and different. ---->>>

I was probably a bit of a mimic when I was a kid, and I used to imitate people. ---->>>

I was shy at school. ---->>>

I would hope everyone would be a feminist. ---->>>

I'm a huge sucker for comfort. ---->>>

I've had a great experience with pretty much everybody I've worked with. ---->>>

I've never been happier to be born in this time than when I was wearing a corset. ---->>>

It's amazing how much you can absorb on a film set. ---->>>

Often, if I read a story and I'm moved, I have an understanding for a character and I don't really know why. ---->>>

Once you're put out there in the public eye, people feel a certain ownership over you. ---->>>

Someone once told me to believe 5 percent of what everybody tells you. ---->>>

The jobs I enjoy most are the ones where I never feel like I'm performing. I'm just feeling things. ---->>>

There comes a point in your life when you realize your parents aren't perfect. ---->>>

Traveling to Russia and Germany and being able to see the world at a young age was really cool for me, and I really liked that. ---->>>

What I like about film is it explores imperfections. ---->>>

With both acting and ballet, often you can't just choose when you do it, whereas a painter can go at his own pace. ---->>>

You have an awareness of your body and how to use it and I think that if you can embody a character physically it's another really useful tool. ---->>>

All the time that I'm acting with an animated character, I'm looking at a tennis ball or sticky tape or an eyeline or a man in a green suit. There's no real environment, just this electric green that's blaring into your brain. ---->>>

I always collect a bunch of images for every film that I do, that reminds me of an essence of the character, or the time that they live in, or what they're experiencing. ---->>>

I love Portland. I think it's one of the best cities - I obviously haven't been to very many places, but I had one of the best times I've had on a set there. ---->>>


Nationality: Australian
Born: 10-14, 1989
Birthplace: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation: Actress

Mia Wasikowska ( VAH-shee-KOF-skə; Polish: [vaɕiˈkɔfska]; born October 1989) is an Australian actress. She made her screen debut on the Australian television drama All Saints in 2004, followed by her feature film debut in Suburban Mayhem (2006). She first became known to a wider audience following her critically acclaimed work on the HBO television series In Treatment and she received a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for That Evening Sun (2009) (wikipedia)