Mia Wasikowska sometimes feels "alien" when people stare at her on movie sets.
The Australian actress has starred in a string of acclaimed films including Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre and the upcoming John Hillcoat movie, Lawless.
Mia has a keen interest in photography and finds it weird when she's the centre of attention in front of the camera.
"I'm so lucky. [My parents are] so supportive and I always say that everything I know, I know from them and from what they've taught me," she explained to WWD. "I just think that I have a very interesting perspective as an actor. Whereas behind-the-scenes photography is always sort of from behind people's back and trying to look in on the centre, when you're an actor, you're right in the centre and everybody's sort of staring at you. So that's, to me, a very interesting image.
"It feels so alien sometimes to be looked at in that way."
Mia is thankful to her family for keeping her grounded. The 22-year-old star insists she's at an age now where she can spread her wings without feeling naïve.
"You never choose the way that you're raised, it's just the way that you were raised, but you do get to a certain age where you're in a position to question the expectations of you and the way that you've been formed by your surroundings," she revealed.
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