Friday, October 25, 2019

5 Off My Head: Tell Mia About It

I feel like we've been seriously under-valuing Mia Wasikowska for too long, you guys. She's turning 30 today so I looked through her IMDb page and it was just one eye-popping turn after another -- I knew I liked her (there are far fewer actresses with tags here on MNPP than there are actors and she's among them) but looking at it in that context, taking it all in at once, it was several firm slaps across the face. We should be celebrating her more vociferously! So that's why I'm here now. Here are...

My 5 Favorite Mia Wasikowska Performances

Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre
"To marry you would kill me."

Jackie in Piercing
"Can we eat first?"

Edith in Crimson Peak
"I don't want to close my eyes.
I want to keep them open."
India in Stoker
"He used to say, sometimes you need to do something bad 
to stop you from doing something worse."

"He might be weird. I mean, 
he donated sperm. That's weird."


Now tell me your faves in the comments!


Glenn said...

Bless you for championing my underrated faves Mia and Kiki Dunst.

Oh, Stoker ... It was such camp fun, wasn't it? It's funny to think it was one of the most coveted scripts in Tinseltown for a very long time and then it seemingly came and went, causing a mere ripple as opposed to making waves. (Which, unfortunately and undeservingly, seems to be the case with quite a few of the movies Mia's done.)

The Kids Are Alright
Jane Eyre (she and Michael are the definite Jane and Rochester to me)
Only Lovers Left Alive

(and that small dance project on the side with Spike Jonze)

Maja said...

I'll just add to all these stellar performances the one that immediately pops to my mind, as Sophie in fantastic tv show "In Treatment".
It's been quite some time since I've seen it, but I remember her being just brilliant. (As well as the rest of the cast)

Scott said...

Stoker is one of my favorite films, so that definitely leads the list. And I am a big fan of Only Lovers Left Alive and The Double too, so I'll add those two performances as well. And I guess my last two would be Maps to the Stars and Madame Bovary.