THIS IS PART OF A SERIES OF ARTICLES. HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF INTERVIEWS PUBLISHED SO FAR.
Interview with James Franco – OZ
Interview with Mila Kunis – Theodora
Interview with Mila Kunis – Theodora – OZ Spoilers
Interview with Rachel Weisz – Evanora
Interview with Director Sam Raimi
Interview with Michelle Williams – Glinda
Post on the OZ Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in LA
Mila Kunis causes the hearts of men of all ages to flutter. I saw her walk the red carpet at the premiere and thought she was just lovely. I was trying to get photos of her for my son at the premiere. As a result I wound up appearing in a number of pictures of her online. In this photo from JustJared there I am in the photo just behind her! We had the privilege to be able to interview her, and I found her just as funny as she is beautiful.
Here are a few of my favorite portions of the interview. If you’re interested in hearing a few spoilers, check back tomorrow and I’ll share some.
Q : What was your experience with Oz as a kid?
MILA KUNIS: I came to America when I was seven and a half in 91. I think the first book – when I was nine years old - full length book in English that I read was Return to Oz. And I’ve spoken about this completely independent of this movie prior to ever being attached to this film that as a kid the first movie that I remember seeing that resonated with me was the Wizard of Oz. I think just visually the color, the spectrum of it and how fantastical it was and how much you wanted to live in that world, for a nine year old was so magical and so grand so I have the greatest, fondest memories of it.
Q : How did you feel getting into this evil character?
MILA KUNIS : Nothing different. I mean, she’s a young, naïve girl who gets her heart broken and then grows a nose. Like everything kind of happens independent of me, just adds on to the fantastical element of it. I really don’t find her to be any different. You can put her in a romantic movie, you can put her in a non-romantic film. A girl gets her heat broken. She got her heart broken. This one has a negative side effect. She takes a bite of an apple and things go wrong.
Q : How was the makeup?
MILA KUNIS : I think the beginning process was four hours and by the end a little under two. Putting the makeup on, not a problem. Taking the makeup off, every night it makes your face swell. Like it legitimately puffs it up. If you imagine whipping your skin every day, that’s what it does and it’s a full prosthetic piece. I had two pieces and it’s the bottom part and then the nose and the eyebrows. And it doesn’t matter how gently Howard did it and Howard — the special effects is a beautiful job, you rip the skin. You’re constantly pulling at your skin every single night so it does, it makes it — wherever Tracy is. It puffs it up a little bit, right? Tracy did all the makeup for all my films on a normal basis. But like the prosthetics, I don’t understand like you take it off.
It’s awful. It’s awful. It’s not even pleasant and the smell of something called Snappy G which is the gluing adhesive. They glue it with like a cement type glue to your face. I think that if I had to smell it today it would probably make me cry. Like that would be my natural reaction. I’d be like oh, god. It’s not pleasant.
Q : Did you like the technical aspects of the film?
MILA KUNIS : You know what? It actually wasn’t so hard. I mean I think people prepared me for like a lot of green screen. I didn’t have a lot of green screen. They build most sets. When this castle was tangible, Emerald City was tangible, the forest, the woods was tangible, the cemetery, everything was there. So it’s not like I had to imagine things, uh, and as far as wire work goes, I had fun with it. The next project that I’m doing is a lot more wire work so I’ll let you know after that one but in this one it was really fun, yeah.
Q : Tell me about the cast.
MILA KUNIS : James and I counted — it’s our eight movie together. We’re stuck with one another. Rachel and I had a fantastic time. we had so much fun and Michelle and I literally get to do one thing together and I are dying to work more so we all had a great time and Detroit was really fun, FYI, in case anybody wants to go to Detroit. I love it. I did.
Q : What was your favorite scene?
MILA KUNIS : What was my favorite scene to do? It wasn’t the waterfall sequence I’ll tell you that cause it was dirty. But my favorite? I think appearing in Glinda’s castle is really fun for me just ‘cause it was an extra ten day to shoot. It was a long day. If you asked me while I was there I probably would have been miserable but it was really fun to do ‘cause I got to, you know, Michelle and I never had anything to do other than that one scene and we really wanted to work with one another and that was our one and only opportunity to do it.
Q : Do you have the doll?
MILA KUNIS : I do.
Q : Do you play with it?
MILA KUNIS : I just got it two days ago. It’s still in its box. I won’t lie. I’ve shown it to everybody that walks into the house because let me be clear. It’s not just a doll, it’s a Disney doll. Like that’s a whole of me. I’m like hey you guys, have you seen this? Check this out? See this. Everybody that walks into the house. Like I don’t even care. I’m like bring the doll because it’s a Disney doll. It’s insane. It’s insane. Oh, yeah. But no it’s still in its box. I think you can buy it at Target.
Here’s the latest trailer. It came out a couple of days ago.
REMEMBER! Check back tomorrow (actually, later today) for the spoilers post!
Synopsis – Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well. “Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth, with screen story by Mitchell Kapner and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Josh Donen and Philip Steuer are serving as executive producers. “Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.
“Oz The Great and Powerful” opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.
OZ Website and Mobile site: www.Disney.com/TheWizard
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OZ The Great And Powerful on Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneyozmovie
I attended this event as a guest of Disney, with all expenses paid. As always, any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.
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