Aussie girls in key US roles

Australian actresses are making good progress in the US with news that former Secret Life of Us performer Anna Torv has landed the lead role in J.J. Abrams produced series, Fringe.

The two-hour pilot, being directed by Alex Graves, centres on Olivia Warren (Torv), a young, tough FBI agent who is forced to confront the spread of unexplained phenomena and work with Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble), an institutionalized scientist whose work might be at the center of a coming storm. What is significant is Abrams’ record in catapulting other female stars including Jennifer Garner and Evangeline Lily.

Meanwhile, it’s not Melissa George that had all the buzz for her performance on In Treatment, but little-known Canberra teenager Mia Wasikowska.

The Los Angeles Daily News described the young actress as a star in the making for her portrayal as a troubled young gymnast who is suicidal after a rumoured inappropriate sexual relationship with her coach.

“Wasikowska (gives) a virtually nonpareil (peerless and having no equal) performance…”These episodes (featuring Wasidowska) may be the show’s most complex and heart-wrenching, as we watch the witty and seemingly fragile Sophie evolve into something approaching a monster.”

Sources: Hollywood Reporter, Perth Now.

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