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Wasikowska got ill during Jane Eyre

Mia Wasikowska has revealed she got hypothermia as she filmed Jane Eyre.

The Kids Are All Right actress, who portrays the titular character in Cary Joji Fukunaga's adaptation, fell ill on the set of the period drama because they were filming scenes in cold and wet weather.

"I remember precisely that, on day two, I got hypothermia, but it was okay - it was very, very cold," she told Collider.

"It was hard enough in regular clothes, let alone with fake rain and soggy period costumes."

Mia - who was propelled to stardom after appearing in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland alongside Johnny Depp - credited her co-stars Michael Fassbender (Edward Rochester) and Jamie Bell (St John) for lightening the bleak atmosphere.

"Jamie and Michael are just fantastic. To counter the intensity of the material, we had a lot of fun in between set-ups and scenes, and that was vital," she recalled.

"You really have to get your energy from somewhere, so if you're able to have fun and then use that energy, and channel that into the mood and feel of the film, that's always really helpful. There were just a lot of funny things that happened."

Jane Eyre will be released in the UK on September 9.

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