You may know Browning from action flick Sucker Punch, but here she plays a very different role as student Lucy who finds herself in an unusual and hyperreal line of sex work.
Digital Spy caught up with Emily and acclaimed novelist turned first-time director Julia Leigh to talk about the film.
Sleeping Beauty opens in UK cinemas today (October 14).
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