Mia Wasikowska opens up about leaving Hollywood
Actress Mia Wasikowska said she left Hollywood behind for her native Australia because she “didn’t quite like the lifestyle” of doing movie after movie, which left her feeling “disconnected” from her community.
“I want to do other things in life besides being in a trailer,” the “Jane Eyre” actress revealed to IndieWire in an interview published Friday.
Not long ago, Wasikowska was a Hollywood “it” girl, starring in blockbusters such as Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Crimson Peak.” But she said that after living a fast-paced lifestyle since she was a teenager, she was ready for a change of pace.
“I didn’t like the back-and-forth lifestyle at all. I really felt apart from any larger community,” he said.
“I’ve been doing it since I was 17 — well, like 15 — but really working a lot since 17. I’ve been moving for 10 to 15 years, like a new city, a new country, every three months. spent in. And it’s like starting school again every few months. Especially when you’re young, when you don’t have that base. I found it very difficult.”
The 33-year-old said that’s why she wanted to find a place where she could put down roots.
“Maybe if the pay is good and you feel great doing it, that’s fine. But I didn’t. So, I wanted to establish it on a personal level for myself and have more of a sense that I belong somewhere else that’s not just on a movie set that ends every few weeks. is,” he said.
Wasikowska moved back to Sydney a few years ago and, since then, has been working on Australian independent projects like “Blueback,” a drama about a marine scientist who advocates for coral reefs against poachers, which came out last year. had come
The “Alice Through the Looking Glass” actress said she wants to work in Hollywood movies occasionally but doesn’t see herself going back to Los Angeles full-time.
“I am quite satisfied,” he said. “If I have the best of both worlds, which dips in occasionally, I’ll be really happy. But I’ll never be at the point where I was just on the treadmill.
“I want to do other things in life besides being in a trailer. It’s great, and there are so many great things, [but] Its perception is completely different from reality. And it didn’t suit me as a person. You can actually lose perspective because you are treated so strangely. When that’s your only reality, it’s pretty weird. “