Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

Wasikowska reveals directing dreams

Mia Wasikowska is turning her hand to directing a short film
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.

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Sagittarius:

Beware of spending beyond your means. Sticking to a budget will help you survive the festive season relatively unscathed. It will be easier than you think to let your grip on the purse strings slip especially as the big day draws near. Let Christmas be about loving, sharing and giving. Spend quality time preparing food, making decorations and playing games together. If you haven't sent all your cards or round robin emails give some thought about what you will be sharing with others this year.More