I have pumpkins, lettuce, tomatoes...' Mia Goth and Mia Wasikowska, two of this generation's most boundary- pushing young actors, are swapping gardening tips. A world away from the frantic glamour of life in the spotlight, Goth is proudly describing the vegetable patch at her home in Los Angeles. Mean- while, Wasikowska explains she's building up her citrus tree collection some 7,500 miles away in Sydney. 'I have a mandarin tree and lemon tree so far,' she boasts.
Goth is proudly describing the vegetable patch at her home in Los Angeles. Mean- while, Wasikowska explains she's building up her citrus tree collection some 7,500 miles away in Sydney. 'I have a mandarin tree and lemon tree so far,' she boasts. Green fingers aside, these women have some of the best-curated IMDB pages in the industry. London-born Goth, 23, has been on Storm Models' roster since the age of 13. She has sidestepped into acting, making her fifilm debut in Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, following in the footsteps of fellow model slashers Cara Delevingne and Agyness Deyn. She's since starred in Sky Atlantic's The Tunnel, the film Everest alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, and this year's indie thriller The Survivalist, for which she's been nominated Most Promising Newcomer at The British Independent Film Awards.
Wasikowska, three years her elder at 26, became the highest-grossing female actress in the world after Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland franchise raked in more than $1bn globally at the box office in 2010. Rather than continue chasing the 'big bucks' she has since chosen to work with some of the most in-demand directors of the moment: Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right), Richard Ayoade (The Double), David Cronenberg (Maps To The Stars) and Guillermo del Toro (Crimson Peak).
The friends are also the new stars of Prada's fragrance campaign (former faces of the iconic adverts include Léa Seydoux, Lara Stone and Daria Werbowy) and it's a happy partnership. 'I love how Prada's designs subvert the norm of fashion; they always go against what is typically feminine or masculine. It's awesome to be representing them,' says Wasikowska.
Mia Wasikowska and Mia Goth are the new faces of Prada La Femme perfume, £69 for 50ml