ELLE Canada does right by Miss Mia. First, they put a fantastic picture of her on the cover:
Mia Wasikowska covers the September 2014 issue of ELLE Canada magazine in Proenza Schouler photographed by Max Abadian and styled by Ryan Hastings.
That is some Cool Attitude showing on that face. The lady equivalent of Blue Steel. Love the Proenza Schouler too. It’s not a great dress on its own:
But it’s editorial as hell and looks fabulous on the cover.
Inside, they give her multiple opportunities to give good soundbite:
On living in LA and dealing with paparazzi: “When Alice in Wonderland first came out, they were at the airports and stuff, but I think they just figured I’m pretty boring and left me alone. [Laughs] When I promote a big enough movie, they kind of show up to see if I’m going to stumble out of the cab or flash my underpants, and then they leave again. I think they always want to test the new young actresses…”
On something that she knows now that she wishes she could go back and tell herself at 15: “I would just tell myself to be nicer to myself. I think everybody could probably do with being nicer to their younger selves. Adolescence is a profoundly lonely time for most people.”
On her drive to become an actress: “I think all actors experience a certain amount of discomfort within themselves. I’m more comfortable in myself now, but as a teenager, I felt so much more secure in somebody else’s clothes than I did in my own. I got the chance to express all these emotions that otherwise were very difficult to express, like anger and rage and sadness.”
(Looks like we got ourselves a smartypants here.)
Then they dress her up in some perfectly quirtky-cute (yet still dramatic somehow) getups, all of which play to her strengths. That Valentino was practically tailor-made for her. It would be a shame if she never wore it in the real world.
[Photo Credit: Max Abadian for ELLE Canada Magazine, IMAXTree]