Mia Wasikowska no period drama fan

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September 6th, 2011

Mia Wasikowska doesn't like "melodramatic period dramas' - despite appearing in 'Jane Eyre'.

The 'Alice in Wonderland' beauty plays the titular character in the forthcoming adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's novel about the lives of a woman who becomes a governess to mysterious Mr Rochester (Michael Fassbender), and despite the historical context, Mia is not usually a fan of the genre.

She said: "I'm not a huge fan of melodramatic period drama where it's all about the costumes. What's cool is how the director Cary Fukunaga was able to keep it quite grounded and almost realistic, but also retain the gothic elements, because it's a really dark story. It's definitely not Jane Austen.

"I think at its core it's a very modern story. If you take away the costumes and the period elements, it's about a young girl, who is very much like any other 18-year-old in that she's trying to find a connection and love in a very isolated environment. I think that alone is so identifiable."

Despite her level of fame - appearing in 'The Kids Are all Right' and the aforementioned 'Alice' - Mia rarely gets recognised in the street.

She added to Ireland's Day & Night: "I think I was more nervous before Alice than afterwards, but my life hasn't changed very much since. I really rarely get recognised. Super rarely."