Interviewing Mia Wasikowska was such a delight. She was so kind and excited to talk about Alice Through the Looking Glass. It was obvious that this movie was something that she truly loved and she the confidence and strength of her character seemed to be part of Mia's own personality. Alice Through the Looking Glass will be in theaters tomorrow so you can see Alice in action. Her character has grown up a lot since the first movie so it is fun to see the changes. She was so fun to watch in the first movie so I'm sure you will love to see the adventure that Alice Through the Looking Glass takes her on in the sequel.
I love interviews because you get to learn more about the heart behind making the film. These characters invest heart, time, energy and more for many years that their movies become such an important part of their lives. Hearing behind the scenes stories truly adds to my love of the movies when I watch them on screen. Mia shared with us her personal feelings on the character of Alice saying that Alice has a strong sense of who she is and that she sees her own worth even when others don't see it. This is very apparent in the movie during scenes when she walks with confidence when others are looking at her in judgement. In our interview with Mia she talks about the themes that she thinks are most important in Alice Through the Looking Glass. You will find many wonderful themes in this movie but one that sticks out to Mia is the importance of Time. The importance of learning that you can't change the past, but you can learn from it.
One of my favorite parts of the interview was when she was talking about the filming process. She shared with us how it can get hard because they spend so many months where they are filming alone in from of a green screen. She talked about how her favorite moments were when she was able to shoot the film with other characters, especially Johnny Depp and how special these moments were. I can imagine it would be so hard to work in front of a green screen that any personal connection with others is special.
When asked if Mia received any stunt training she let us know that she received two weeks of stunt training before making the movie. I loved this quote from the interview, " I had just a great stunt double-- I would do all the comfy fun stuff and she would be thrown across the room!"
Fun Facts about Mia Wasikowska
Mia lives in Sydney Australia where she loves gardening, reading and going on walks. She looks up to her grandma, other and sister and is very close to them. She loves Alice in Wonderland and says that you can read Alice books in any stage of life and take something different out of it.
Alice Through the Looking Glass has so many amazing themes and Mia brings us an amazing performance as Alice. She is so fun to watch as she goes through each different adventure. I loved being able to interview her and learn about her passions and joys behind making the film. She teaches us in the film and out of the film that You can be amazing things if you believe in the impossible. Her character is definitely a great role model to those who watch the movie.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS opens in theaters everywhere on May 27th!
This amazing trip to Los Angeles was hosted by Disney. All opinions are my own.