Mia Wasikowska: ‘After a while acting leaves you feeling hollow’

The Australian star of Alice in Wonderland on her new film, a feminist take on Punch and Judy, and why her costumes need pocketsAustralian actor Mia Wasikowska trained as a ballet dancer in her teens before switching careers.

In 2010 she was the highest-grossing film star in the world after playing the lead in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and starring alongside Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in The Kids Are All Right.

She has since starred in Jane Eyre opposite Michael Fassbender and as the writer Robyn Davidson in Tracks.

Now she plays Judy in Judy and Punch, Mirrah Foulkes’s unruly, subversive, feminist take on the traditional puppet show.How was it working on Judy and Punch?It was a rough shoot.

Low budget Australian film-making is full on.

We had babies, dogs, horses, puppets – so many uncontrollable elements – but got through it.

Melbourne weather is notoriously

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