I met Mia Wasikowska in Dublin this past winter when the snow fell for days and sheets of treacherous ice covered the city's walkways. She was wearing what I soon realized was her signature outfit: a peaked knit hat with earflaps, a black cloth coat, skinny black pants and fabulous, very hip brogues. Her gaze was open and direct, although her smile was shy and sweet. I found her instantly intriguing.
Mia, 21, is a sun, not a satellite. She generates her own energy. She's seductive because she's not compelled to reveal everything. Her shyness has made her an acute observer. At the same time, she loves a good joke, loves to laugh and can suddenly have the boisterous physicality of a teenager. Mia will be many things in life and will defy expectation because she's brilliant and curious and not fooled by what most people define as success. I will relish her journey and only hope she will be in my life for a very long time.
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