Below you can watch video from Q&A with Mia, Sophie Barthes and Valerie Ranchoux. Sophie Barthes talks about following in the footsteps of Renoir, Minnelli and Chabrol when adapting Madame Bovary for the screen at the 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®. Mia and Valerie Ranchoux join her to discuss how Emma Bovary’s character reflect on Ranchoux’s costume designs.
I’ve added to the gallery 90 medium quality photos of Mia from her last public appearance at “Madame Bovary” premiere at BFI 58th London Film Festival on October 11. Check them out!
Public Appearances > Appearances from 2014 > October 11: BFI 58th London Film Festival – “Madame Bovary” Premiere
It’s 14th October and it’s the day of Mia’s 25th birthday! Mia Wasikowska Web and fans from all over the world want to wish you all the best. We hope that you will spend this day with loved ones. Happy birthday!
I’ve added to the gallery two outtakes from Mia’s new photoshoot. It was taken by Erik Tanner for TIME Magazine. What do you think?
Photoshoots & Portraits > Sessions from 2014 > Session 07
Since falling down the rabbit hole for Tim Burton in “Alice in Wonderland,” Australian actress Mia Wasikowska has kept busy collaborating with other singular filmmakers in films that couldn’t be more dissimilar. This year alone she’s appeared in a vampire romance (Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive”), a Terry Gilliam-esque dystopian drama (Richard Ayoade’s “The Double”) and a life affirming biopic (John Curran’s “Tracks”).
“Tracks” is the most recent of the bunch, having just opened last Friday. In it, Wasikowska plays fellow Aussie Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 undertook a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog. Indiewire sat down with the actress in New York to discuss the journey of making the film and why she’ll soon be returning to blockbuster territory with the upcoming sequel to “Alice in Wonderland.”
The film premiered over a year ago in Venice. Is the experience of making “Tracks” still fresh in your mind?
I guess so ’cause it was probably a year and a half, almost two years ago now! But it’s strange to say that because it feels like it was just like a couple of weeks ago. It was great. I hadn’t shot in Australia since I was 17, so it was the first thing I’d done in a really long time. So it was really nice for that reason.
Did you explore parts of Australia that you’d never been to before, in making “Tracks”?
Yeah, we would more as a family go to the coast, but I’ve never really been to the Australian desert until we did this film. So it was nice to actually explore parts of my own country.
I’ve added to the gallery new production still from “Tracks” movie whre Mia plays the role of Robyn Davidson.
Film Productions > Tracks (2014) > Production Stills
Mia Wasikowska has revealed how it was like to work with Shia LaBeouf. The Australian actress co-starred with the U.S. actor in the 2012 crime drama “Lawless.”
In 2012, LaBeouf admitted that in order to get ready for his role as moonshine producer Jack Bondurant in the film, he drank real moonshine before every shoot so he could look the part.
His method acting might have helped him with his role, but it had scared Wasikowska so much that she had tried to get out of her contract.
“She was calling her attorney, like, ‘Get me the [bleep] out of here,’” he said to Page Six. “Mia was ready to walk away from the movie. I was really pretty aggressive about it, and not in any kind of weird, strange way, but I don’t think she had ever experienced anything like that.”
When Wasikowska stopped by the Huffington Post to discuss her new film “Tracks,” host Ricky Camilleri brought up the incident, asking her how it was like to work with the notoriously difficult actor.
“It’s all more or less how it would appear,” she appeared to have confirmed LaBeouf’s story.
“He’s a very method actor, and I was on the receiving end of the method,” she added diplomatically.
“Everybody has a different style and different approach. It’s strange. You meet so many different people and sometimes you connect and share that you have a similar approach and sometimes you don’t. You just have to let them do their thing and hope it doesn’t affect you too deeply.”
“Lawless” also starred Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke and Guy Pearce. It screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and was released in August 2012.
Wasikowska is now starring in the Australian drama “Tracks,” based on the memoir of Robyn Davidson, who went on a dangerous solo trek across the Australian outback in 1977.
I’ve added to the gallery new outtake from Mia’s photoshoot for Elle Magazine. You probably know this photo from the cover of the magazine.
Photoshoots & Portraits > Sessions from 2014 > Session 06
Check out this new Canadian trailer for Mia’s last movie Maps To The Stars. Maps To The Stars is released on October 31st in Canada.
Film Productions > Maps to the Stars (2014) > Official Trailer #002
The period drama premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, and plays in Toronto Sept. 10.
Director Sophie Barthes’ Madame Bovary has landed a U.S. home with the newly reorganized Millennium Entertainment.
Starring Mia Wasikowska, the movie made its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival and will play at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 10. Madame Bovary, which has drawn mixed reviews, also stars Paul Giamatti, Rhys Ifans and Ezra Miller.
Felipe Marino adapted the screenplay from Gustave Flaubert’s classic novel of the same name with Barthes.
Wasikowska plays Emma Bovary, a young, beautiful woman from northern France who marries the town doctor in order to escape a life of swine farming. But she soon grows tired of her husband and enters into a series of ill-fated love affairs.
WME helped secure financing for the film and represents U.S. rights, while Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales.
The deal for Madame Bovary comes days after the management team of Millennium Entertainment, led by Bill Lee, and private investment firm Virgo Investment Group bought out the stake owned by Avi Lerner’s NuImage/Millennium Entertainment. Millennium Entertainment will be renamed in the coming weeks.
Marino and Joe Neurauter produced Madame Bovary in association with Barthes via her Aden Film banner and Aleph Motion Picture’s Jaime Mateus-Tique.