Interviewer: How did you lighten up after a day on set?
Mia Wasikowska: Matthew Goode and I would go off dancing at a honky-tonk in Nashville called Robert’s Western World. It’s the kind of place where everyone’s up dancing, grandparents alongside young people.
Mia Wasikowska: 'There's a common misconception that the loud kid in the class is the actor'
‘Wasikowska has her mother’s surname, as do her two siblings; older sister Jess, younger brother Kai. She says she doesn’t know why, but when I ask if her mother’s a feminist, she replies, “Well, yeah,” in a tone that implies, “Well, duh”. “I would hope everyone would be a feminist,” she continues. “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.”’
Cary Fukunaga and Jamie Bell
by Mia Wasikowska 2010 / Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery
In the film industry we live a life on the road, with constant change and uprooting. Photography has become a way of familiarising myself and connecting with new environments and people. From early on, I became aware of the unique perspective I have as an actor. Starting off purely as a therapeutic attempt to organise the chaos around me, photographing film sets soon developed into an obsession and a necessary part of my working day. Through acting, I have worked with some incredible people who have let me into their lives and allowed me an intimate peek into their worlds.