Early life[ edit ] Wasikowska was born and raised in Canberra , Australia. We weren't always conscious of being photographed. We'd just do our thing, and she'd take pictures of us. She began dancing en pointe at thirteen, and was training 35 hours a week in addition to attending school full-time.
How did you feel when Tim Burton cast you as Alice? I was so excited. Did you have to go through many auditions? I sent off a video audition at the beginning of and then in July I came over here, to the UK, and did four more auditions with him before I ended up getting the role. Each time I did two scenes.
Mia Wasikowska on Playing a Classic Heroine in ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’
Tim Burton's adaptation of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is one of the most highly awaited films of the year, with each fresh video clip of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and poster of Helena Bonham Carter's nightmarish Red Queen sending fans into ecstasies. No one is more surprised by these tasters than the film's star, Mia Wasikowska, who plays the year-old Alice on a return trip to Wonderland. The year-old Australian spent her childhood in Canberra with her brother, sister and parents who are both photographers and artists — her surname comes courtesy of her Polish-born mother.
Her character returns to the magical world of Underland and travels back in time to rescue the Mad Hatter Johnny Depp. Based on the beloved stories by Lewis Carroll, the sequel has a lighter touch and is less dark than the first film. The cast and unforgettable characters from the original film join exciting new characters played by Sacha Baron Cohen and Rhys Ifans. In the story, three years have passed. How is Alice different in this movie?