Though more than 20 actresses have played Jane Eyre on screen before her, Mia Wasikowska is in no danger of getting lost in the costume-drama shuffle. The 21-year-old Aussie has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most promising young talents. Here’s a quick primer on Wasikowska’s best-known projects to date.
In Treatment 2008
Only 18 at the time, Wasikowska seared through TV screens with her turn as a suicidal high school gymnast in the first season of HBO’s acclaimed drama.
Alice in Wonderland 2010
As the titular heroine of Tim Burton’s gargantuan hit, she was the refreshingly calm counterpart to Johnny Depp’s manic Mad Hatter.
The Kids Are All Right 2010
Wasikowska managed to shine in an all-star cast, bringing wit and emotion to her role as a teen who seeks out her biological dad.