But Cornish may not be able to continue vacationing so avidly now that her star is on the rise. Her next screen appearance will be in Sucker Punch from Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen), which, based on her description, sounds like Charlie’s Angels meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest rolled into The Matrix. The six-month big-budget shoot will be the longest of her career to date.
“It’s a little bit scary,” Cornish admits, the glass of wine beside her now empty. “But the intensity and focus of it is what I enjoy. It’s not like you put your toe in the water and wade around a little. You just dive in the deep end, swim around and then come out the other side. I like that feeling.”