Based on the popular young adult book of the same name, "The Moth Diaries" follows the story of a young woman (Rebecca, played by Sarah Bolger) sent to an elite all-girls boarding school. Cole's Ernessa stymies Rebecca's excitement by interfering with her circle of friends, but not in the usual teenage way. Ernessa seems to favor nighttime activities, and dresses like she's from another era. (Hint: she is.) She is dark, cryptic and expressionless, and seems to be able to put the other girls in a trance. Everyone except Rebecca, that is.
Moviefone caught up with Cole at the Toronto Film Festival, where she talked about her real-life experiences at an all-girls school (stop fantasizing, fanboys), how she approaches playing a supernatural character and what's going on with that sidelined Marilyn Manson project.