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Mia’s Meteoric Rise

Mia Wasikowska went from obscurity to celebrity in just a few years. But she has never let fame go to her head.

Mia Wasikowska’s rise to fame and fortune.

Mia Wasikowska (pronounced “Vah-shee-kov-ska”) once dreamed of stardom. At 16, she wrote in her college year book that one day she’d be “a famous actor, making lots of money.” Her wish came true, and she’s now one of Hollywood’s hottest stars.

But Mia wasn’t always going to be an actor. Her first love was ballet. And from age nine to fourteen she danced 35 hours a week, as well as going to school. But by 14 she’d gone off ballet. She said, “If you do the same thing over and over again, it’s easy to start hating it.” So, although she’d never acted, 15-year-old Mia decided to become an actor.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (06) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month we’re looking at 10 movie quotes with the Present Simple. Plus, 10 words for talking about videos, 8 useful expressions for talking about bedtime, idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Functional language – how to avoid a question. • Accents – Cockney English. • Science – the Ig Nobels. • Language – phrasal verb particles. • Cinema & TV – costume dramas. • Literature – Jane Eyre. • Celebrities – Mia Wasikowska. • Technology – Steve Jobs. • Cuisine – sandwiches. • Cinema – Casablanca. • Slang – Dictionary of Slang • Work – music while you work. • Body language – hand gestures. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!