Australian actress Abbie Cornish is one of a new pack of young actresses making their mark in Hollywood. While her action-fantasy film “Sucker Punch” flopped, Cornish managed to emerge with her hotness unscathed, judging by a new Esquire UK photo shoot.
Cornish is also an aspiring singer. She told the magazine she wants to record an album as soon as she can find time in her schedule.
And busy, she is. Cornish, 28, next plays Wally in the film “W.E.” about the notorious love affair between Wallis Warfield Simpson and King Edward VIII of England. Madonna directed the period piece.
She also starred opposite Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in the Neil Burger -directed techno-thriller “Limitless.”
Check out Abbie’s photos; click to enlarge.
For Esquire, Cornish posed for noted photographer Rankin and talks to the magazine about her music career and filming sex scenes.
Cornish has performed for years with the Australian rap crew Blades under the name Dusk.
“I would love to play here in Los Angeles… and record an album.”
“I got into DJing and making beats when I was about 17,” she told Esquire.
“I was always fascinated by the four elements of hip-hop; writing, rhyming, breakdancing and graffiti. I’m in a crew now. I love it. It’s a huge part of my life.”
Cornish has a laid back Aussie attitude about movie sex scenes. She always looks at her co-stars as “mates,” which makes things easier.
“With friends, if someone’s pants don’t come off properly, or if something gets stuck, you just end up giggling,” she told the magazine.
Abbie added: “Alligators have two eyelids; a clear set, so they can see, and another one which is opaque.
“It’s like that when you’re acting those scenes. You’re looking through the clear eyelids. So it’s not me doing the scene with Bradley, it’s my character.”
Her three-year relationship with Ryan Phillippe ended last year, and the intense media scrutiny was unsettling for her.
“It was a really difficult time for me. I was thrust into this realm of paparazzi and coverage that I’d never been exposed to,” she said.