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Monday 1 September 2014

Wasikowska reveals directing dreams

Mia Wasikowska is turning her hand to directing a short film

Mia Wasikowska has revealed that she would like to direct a full-length film in the future.

The Australian actress is making her debut as a director with a short film as part of The Turning, the big-screen adaptation of Tim Winton's short story collection.

"It's fun. It's just a short film so it's more of a little project. It will be at home in Australia, just a couple of days of filming, and it should be really fun to try it," she said.

"I would love to (direct a film), for sure, but I don't really know. We'll see how I am with five minutes of material first and then, see if it's worth it or not," she added.

The 23-year-old, who stars in Park Chan-Wook's thriller Stoker, will next star in The Double, which has been directed by Richard Ayoade and also stars Jesse Eisenberg.

"I'm really excited about that. Richard Ayoade is a genius and his movies are great. He's such a brilliant comedian in his own right so that film will be interesting because it's kind of a tragic comedy," she explained.

"The story is about a man who is confronted with a doppelganger of himself. He's very meek and quiet and his double is really confident, and slowly starts to take over his life and his identity. I play a girl who is obsessed with him - it's like a weird love triangle."

:: Stoker is in cinemas now.

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