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Mia Wasikowska shuns A-list living

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Mia Wasikowska shuns A-list living

Mia Wasikowska doesn’t buy into the fame game.

Despite her status as one of the world’s hottest young actresses, Australian star Mia prefers to stay out of the limelight. While you may see her on the red carpet promoting her movies, including latest flick Alice Through the Looking Glass, away from work the 26-year-old isn’t consumed with celebrity culture.

“Yeah, definitely. And I think it sort of helps to live in Sydney and feel like there’s a certain amount of distance between the film world and my home and base, so that definitely helps,” she told elleuk.com.

“I guess, having my home - I share an apartment with my brother - and having really great, lovely friends (keeps me grounded). And just knowing that at the end of a press tour like this I can go home and be completely normal and feel really comfortable and happy in that world.”

The actress cites her "Nanna" (Grandma) and mum as her role models, and also looks up to Still Alice star Julianne Moore, who Mia thinks has the perfect balance of work/home life.

The second Alice in Wonderland instalment opened up in U.K. and U.S. theatres on Friday, but hasn’t fared too well at the box office. Mia isn’t letting the so-so reviews get her down though, and says she feels a real affinity with Alice.

“I hope so. I don’t know,” she smiled when quizzed on how alike she and Alice are. “I think she’s probably cooler in some ways. Definitely in the first film I think she felt quite uncomfortable and there was a process of her finding who she was and feeling that sense of herself," she explained.

"I feel like the things that she goes through are similar to what I’ve felt at some stage in my life and that I think a lot of people, young women, feel also.”

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