Sienna Miller Gets Studious For 'Factory Girl'

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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (January 17, 2007) — Starring as pop artist Andy Warhol?s muse, Edie Sedgwick, in the upcoming film ?Factory Girl,? was not something Sienna Miller took lightly. She shouldn?t have ? it?s set to be her breakout role so far in America.Miller, who grew up in Britain, put her brains to work, intently studying the troubled socialite-turned-model-turned-actress prior to taking the part. ?It?s very close to me as a project,? she told Access Hollywood. ?I did about a year?s worthy of research. There’s a lot to study. She had a very specific way of talking and moving. I loved it. You feel like a historian, you know.?Originally ?Factory Girl,? which stars Miller alongside Guy Pearce [as Warhol] and Hayden Christensen [as the Lou Reed/Bob Dylan-esque Danny Quinn], was due out months ago. When filmmakers decided re-shoots were needed, getting everyone back together proved difficult, due to the principle characters being involved with other projects. Now that it is completed and just weeks away from it?s release, Miller says she?s thrilled.?I’m excited about it,? she said. ?I feel like we all worked so hard. It was an amazing project to be working on and to play some one who existed. Guy Pearce is extraordinary and Hayden Christensen is brilliant.??Factory Girl? swings into theatres just in time to be an Oscar contender, premiering just one week before the deadline for nominations. As for Sienna though, don?t bring up the golden statue.?It’s too hard to even imagine that,? she says about a possible Oscar nod. ?I’m just glad that I made a film that I’m proud of. That’s the most important thing. Obviously I wouldn’t say no, but I don’t have any ridiculous expectations. It’s exciting.?

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