[Movies] Rachel Weisz Discusses Oz the Great and Powerful
Posted by Larry Csonka on 01.07.2013
She plays the Wicked Witch of the East…
- Rachel Weisz recently spoke about playing the Wicked Witch of the East in Oz the Great and Powerful. She stars along with James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, and Joey King. Here is what she had to say…
"It was a fun idea to be playing someone who is really, really bad. I can't think of any roles that I've had like that before... She's really, really a bad person and she revels in being bad.
It's a Disney film, so I shouldn't say she is ‘turned on' by evil, but that's what it is like... She enjoys it, like the meaner she is the more pleasure she gets."
When Oscar Diggs (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 (Kunis), Evanora (Weisz) and Glinda (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 and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.