Mia Wasikowska is Teen Vogue's New 'Wonderful' Cover Girl
In her cover story, the 20-year-old Australian native opens up about the challenges of playing Alice, which wasn't easy since the movie takes a new approach to a classic story. "One of the things that was scary about taking on that role is the huge fan base; everybody has their own idea of who she is," she says. "So [Tim Burton and I] discussed, very early on, just being happy with her being our Alice...making her my own."
But don't worry, purists. Mia says fans of the original tale will likely love the new adaptation because it enforces a strong message. "I really think it will be exciting, especially for girls my age because it explores that period of your life when you have these expectations upon you and you're finding that, amongst that, you have to try and hold on to yourself."
That just makes us even more impatient for the film's release! Mia's issue of Teen Vogue will be available on newsstands on February 9, while Alice in Wonderland opens in theaters on March 5!