Bella Heathcote rocks a red Christian Dior gown on the cover of Vogue Australia‘s September 2012 issue, on newsstands August 1.
Here is what the 24-year-old Dark Shadows actress had to share with the mag:
On moving to LA: “I was lucky. I had the Heath Ledger scholarship so I had a bit of support. But there is the work here and I wanted to make a career out of this. I was working at a law firm, doing a few episodes of Neighbours here and there, and I’d done two features in Australia in the course of two or three years. I thought if I want to make this my career and I don’t want to keep working part-time jobs for the rest of my life, I’ll have to take this leap.”
On her upcoming film Not Fade Away: “Something about it reminds me of The Sopranos, in the sense that [director] David Chase does that thing where he can cut from something that is so awful to something so hilarious. It’s quite shocking but in a great way. There are moments where you are watching it and you’re not sure if you should be laughing – I kind of love that.”
Also pictured inside: Joel Edgerton, who is featured in the mag to promote his upcoming films The Odd Life of Timothy Green and The Great Gatsby.
On working with Baz Luhrmann: “Baz brings that low-budget enthusiasm to a big-budget set. Yeah, it takes time to set up the lights, the environment and the atmosphere, but the moment the actors start working he creates an excitement and urgency akin to that low-budget thrill. You won’t find a more passionate guy: he lives and breathes the aesthetic of the movie he’s making.”
For more from Bella and Joel, visit Vogue.com.au!