Mia Wasikowska may not be the first name on the tip of everyone’s tongues when the thought of casting the upcoming Netflix Witcher series is brought up, and that’s perfectly understandable. She tends to go for more dramatic roles such as Jane Eyre in the film of the same name, or as India Stoker in 2013’s Stoker. Yet, there is one role she’s undertaken that gives a glimpse of how she’d be something akin to perfect as Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon, better known to fans simply as Ciri.
Mia Wasikowska plays the titular Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Alice is slightly different from how she is in the beloved children’s novels, being part pure spirit, part fierce warrior. She’s no stranger to wielding a blade to go toe-to-toe with fierce monsters like the Jabberwock, yet can still quickly turn on a dime to be a loving, understanding individual, something we see of Ciri in the novels and, most recently, in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Mia’s initially unassuming appearance will help bring both sides of Ciri to life in the Witcher Netflix series in ways not many others can pull off.