Mia Wasikowska is my kind of actress
Mia Wasikowska at Cannes last May
I think the world would generally be a better place if more actresses were like Stoker star Mia Wasikowska, and felt “liberated” by a nude scene in a movie. I’m looking right at you, Jessica Alba. Via Contact Music:
The 23-year-old actress makes her most controversial on-screen appearance to date in Park Chan-wook’s eerie new Gothic thriller as emotionally distant teenager India Stoker, with one particularly shocking scene showing her masturbating in the shower. Mia claims the fear of taking of her clothes was far worse than when she was actually naked in front of the crew and director.
She explained: “That was the last day of the shoot and I was so angry at them for scheduling it on the last day! We’d been running behind and we only started shooting it at 6pm and shot until 4am but it’s the sort of thing where the anticipation is worse than the actual filming of the scene. It felt like it went quite quickly and was all right and almost liberating to find yourself there, taking off your clothes. It’s not as bad as anticipating it, I think.”
This isn’t just advice for anyone who’s ever been a personal assistant, waitress, valet driver, delivery boy, barista, or even D-list celebrity — this is top-level life coach moral code material, and it just happens to be on the Celebslam employment application: “Don’t look at my eyes, don’t try to kiss me on the mouth, but if you let me film you in the shower while you diddle yourself, you’re hired.” God Bless America, and God Bless Poland (I’m assuming she’s Polish because, good God, that name is a mouthful).