"For the highest-grossing actress in the world, according to Forbes.com, Jane Eyre lead Mia Wasikowska doesn't seem too concerned with salary amount when choosing a film. "It's not like I would ignore it, but it depends," she told WalletPop recently. "It always depends on what the project is. Firstly and primarily, I would rather do something that is fulfilling." Easy to say when your movies have earned a cool $1.03 billion at the box office within a year. Easy to say when you're able to mix a mega-blockbuster like Alice in Wonderland with a hit indie like the Oscar-nominated best picture, The Kids are All Right. Wasikowska next inhabits everyone's favorite empowered governess, Jane Eyre, in a new cinema version that opens March 11.
Only Leo DiCaprio (Inception, Shutter Island), at $1.1 billion, stood in Wasikowska's way as the top ticket-earner last year. It should be noted that Forbes based its list on nothing other than what the actors' movies made when they were in the lead. So please spare us the comments that Alice director Tim Burton or costar Johnny Depp perhaps had more to do with putting butts in the velvet seats. Those figures still carry a lot of digits and she was Alice."