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home& awayActress Mia Wasikowska roams

the globe, but always yearns to

return to her native Australia

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Tracks opens in cinemas on 25 April

Making Tracks

We shot Tracks in Australia. It was really nice

not to have to go on an international flight

to start filming. It was still an hour away, but

an hour's flight is so luxurious! We shot in

the Flinders Ranges, which is a lot of desert.

It probably got to 30°C on our worst day, but

what surprised me more was the intensity of the glare.

Everything reflects off everything. It all shines in your face.homeaway

Making Tracks

We shot

not to have to go on an international flight

to start filming. It was still an hour away, but

an hour's flight is so luxurious! We shot in

the Flinders Ranges, which is a lot of desert.

It probably got to 30°C on our worst day, but

what surprised me more was the intensity of the glare.

Everything reflects off everything. It all shines in your face.

Carry on camel

Tracks is about Robyn Davidson,

a woman in 70s Australia who

trekked 1,700 miles across the

outback with four camels. I'm great

with camels now! They are much less

skittish than horses. I would be more scared of

horses; camels do what they're told. There are

seven words in camel language and they're all

Afghan words. They know the commands.

Once they accept you as their person, they

test you for a little bit and then they obey you.

Camping it up

Every year since I was a

baby, we camped each

summer in the same

spot in the bush on the

south coast. You walk

out on to the sand and

there's a lake and the

sea. It's a beautiful place.

I remember that being

a really good time. There

were no showers and no

toilets, so you would just

go feral for a couple

of weeks.

Aussie rules

I think when you actually get off the island, you stay off

for as long as you can. Firstly, it's so expensive to leave

Australia. If you live in London, say, you can go to Paris for

a weekend or Rome for a week. It's so easy to travel.

But the concept of travelling for a few days or a week

was never part of our reality. People are really curious

though. It's not easy for us to get to other countries

and experience different cultures.

toilets, so you would just

go feral for a couple

of weeks.

Aussie rules

Carry on camel

Tracks is about Robyn Davidson,

Tracks is about Robyn Davidson,

Tracks

a woman in 70s Australia who

trekked 1,700 miles across the

outback with four camels. I'm great

with camels now! They are much less

skittish than horses. I would be more scared of

horses; camels do what they're told. There are

seven words in camel language and they're all

Afghan words. They know the commands.

Once they accept you as their person, they

test you for a little bit and then they obey you.

Home is where the heart is

I live in Sydney. I wanted to be where my nephews are. When your

siblings start having children, it's too sad to live somewhere else.

I have a brother who lives in Sydney and a sister in Canberra, but

that's just three hours away. I also love being able to have my home

life separate from films. It's not so bad in London and New York, but

LA is saturated. I've never moved there. I quite like visiting it for short

periods of time, but I'd probably go mad if I lived there.

Laps and lips

Travelling has become more a part

of my job now. I'm somewhere for

12 hours and then on to the next place.

I almost don't view it as travelling. It's

not adventurous travelling. Is there

one item I can't travel without?

My laptop, I guess. Or I could

say lip gloss!

Tracks opens in cinemas on 25 April

Tracks opens in cinemas on 25 April

Tracks

is about Robyn Davidson,

a woman in 70s Australia who

trekked 1,700 miles across the

outback with four camels. I'm great

with camels now! They are much less

skittish than horses. I would be more scared of

horses; camels do what they're told. There are

seven words in camel language and they're all

Afghan words. They know the commands.

Once they accept you as their person, they

test you for a little bit and then they obey you.

I think when you actually get off the island, you stay off

for as long as you can. Firstly, it's so expensive to leave

Australia. If you live in London, say, you can go to Paris for

a weekend or Rome for a week. It's so easy to travel.

But the concept of travelling for a few days or a week

was never part of our reality. People are really curious

though. It's not easy for us to get to other countries

and experience different cultures.

Aussie rules

I think when you actually get off the island, you stay off

My laptop, I guess. Or I could

say lip gloss!

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