London, March 31 IANS | 3 years ago

Australian actress Mia Wasikowska says she used to be "boring" when she was a kid. She as a kid liked to fit in with the crowd.

The 23-year-old insists she never set herself apart from the crowd when she was younger and was always happy to fit in with her peers.

"Growing up I was pretty boring, I was more of a follower than a leader; I didn't like showing off," quoted Wasikowska as saying.

The actress who began her film career aged just 15 only fell into acting when she suffered an injury that called a halt to her main passion, dance.

"I was very shy and spent all my time dancing. I used to dance up to 35 hours a week; it was the place where I found passion, friendship and experiences. Acting replaced dancing when I had to quit for a foot injury," she added..

The "Jane Eyre" star also admitted she likes knitting.

"I love knitting. Oops, maybe I shouldn't have said that, it's not good for my image,".she added.

(Posted on 31-03-2013)