She’s the super talented young Australian star who is making waves in Hollywood at the moment. I fell in love with her in In Treatment and am dying to see her take on the role of Jane Eyre. Check her out in this month’s Black Book magazine.
On the weight pressures she experienced as a young dancer: “Dance is about perfection. It’s about the line of your ankle, the ideal weight, minute things that most people don’t notice but that dancers are trained to see and spend hours obsessing over in front of the mirror. Dancers are kept in a perpetual state of pre-puberty, and for young girls in particular, that type of pressure breeds insecurities. You can become so obsessed with the smallest details – it was a good thing for me to get out of.”
On becoming an actress: At 14, Wasikowska compiled a list of 12 talent agencies that she hoped would represent her. She called each of them and, without any acting experience, asked if she could schedule a meeting. Only one of the agencies agreed to see her. Afterward, “They were like, ‘We’ll call you,’ and of course they didn’t call me, so I kept calling them and eventually they took me on.”