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In the Los Angeles Times, Amy Kaufam profiles the actress Mia Wasikowska, the star of Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre. Like her character in the film, Mia proves to be a woman of quiet grace and clear intelligence. Kaufman observers how Mia is constant observer of people and herself.  At one point Kaufman describes how she approached her character:

Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the past incarnations, Wasikowska didn't watch any of them. But she still felt a pull to the character that she wasn't able to fully articulate. "Often, if I read a story and I'm moved, I have an understanding for a character and I don't really know why," she said. She's been in relationships before, but none as intense as the one between Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester, played in the new film by German-born actor Michael Fassbender.