Mia Wasikowska, an actress, has abandoned the grind of the business. The 33-year-old “Alice in Wonderland” actress claimed she is “pretty content” now that she has returned to her native Australia from Hollywood.
At one point, the actress appeared to be everywhere. From Cary Fukunaga’s “Jane Eyre” through “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Maps to the Stars,” “Tracks,” “Stoker,” and “Crimson Peak,” the young actress has a string of prestigious parts in independent and studio movies beginning in 2010. But everything seemed to come to an end when Tim Burton’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the follow-up to “Wonderland,” flopped, causing Disney to lose money. The film also received negative reviews, but not for Wasikowska’s acting. Then, a not uncommon occurrence took place: A once in-demand, ubiquitous performer suddenly seemed to have vanished.
The Australian actress merely slipped away from the spotlight; she didn’t really disappear. In a recent interview with IndieWire, she said, “”If I can have the best of both worlds, which is dip in and out of it occasionally, I’d be really happy, but I wouldn’t ever be in that place where I was just on a treadmill. I want to do other things in life other than stay in a trailer.” She was speaking about her new movie, “Blueback,” which is an appealing environmental message picture made by Australian veteran director Robert Connolly. She plays the role of Abby, an oceanographer who finds a rare kind of grouper fish and decides to save it from poachers.
“It’s great, and there are lots of great things, (but) the perception of it is quite different from the reality, and it didn’t suit me as a person. You can really lose perspective because you’re treated quite strangely. When that’s your only reality, it’s quite strange,” added Wasikowska.