Mila Kunis - Mila Kunis: 'Oz Film Is Love Letter To Original Wicked Witch Of The West'

Mila Kunis has dedicated her performance in Oz The Great And Powerful to the original Wicked Witch of the West, Margaret Hamilton, insisting the new movie is "a love letter" to the late actress.

The Black Swan beauty plays Theodora, who goes on to become the Wicked Witch of the West, in The Wizard of Oz prequel, but she refused to watch the 1939 Judy Garland classic as she prepared for the shoot because she didn't want to feel more intimidated by the job than she already did.

She tells America's Star magazine, "I would be lying if I said it wasn't incredibly frightening (tackling The Wizard of Oz prequel), because it is. (Margaret Hamilton) created such an iconic character, going on 80 years now. What she did will forever be, in my mind, the greatest witch of all time. This is a love letter to her.

"I didn't rewatch The Wizard of Oz because there's no way of doing it justice. So this is the 21st-century version."

Kunis imagined her Theodora as an everyday girl struggling with heartache - and she hopes her performance will do the film justice.

She says, "I didn't want to ruin such an iconic character and I didn't want to recreate it, so in order for me to wrap my head around it I needed to make sense of her origin.

"I honestly viewed her as a normal girl who gets her heart broken - and just happens to be a witch. She doesn't have the tools to deal with heartache and goes through an emotional transformation that's mirrored by a physical one. And she changes colour!"


Contactmusic

Tags: Mila Kunis - Margaret Hamilton

Advertisement

More Mila Kunis

Ashton Kutcher Reveals How He And Mila Kunis Chose The Name Wyatt Isabelle For Daughter

It’s been nearly a month since Mila Kunis and fiancee Ashton Kutcher welcomed their first child, Wyatt Isabelle, and the couple seem to be settling...

Mila Kunis & Ashton Kutcher Are 'Naturals' With Their Week Old Daughter

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's daughter is just a week old but sources claim the couple are naturals when it comes to child rearing.Mila Kunis...

Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Welcome Baby Daughter Together

Mila Kunis has finally given birth! The 31 year-old starlet and her fiancé Ashton Kutcher welcomed a baby daughter into the world in Los Angeles...

Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Welcome A Daughter Into The World

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have reportedly become parents to a baby girl.Mila Kunis has reportedly given birth to her first child with fiance Ashton...

Advertisement

Blood Ties Movie Review

While the story centres on twisted moral dilemmas, this 1970s-set thriller takes such a hesitant, internalised approach that if never lets viewers under the characters'...

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Are Set To Tie The Knot Next Year

Excited fans first heard the news that former 'That 70's Show' co-stars, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, were officially dating back in April 2012, nearly...

It Seems Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted' Has Been Obnoxious Before

Ted, the main character of the film ted, was the loveable talking bear that looked like butter wouldn't melt.What he was, in actual fact, was...

Mila Kunis Only Ever Wanted To Get Married To Ashton Kutcher: "I Found The Love Of My Life"

It is a good job Mila Kunis and found Ashton Kutcher.The 30 year-old actress never wanted or planned to get married, but when her friendship...

Advertisement

Comments

Mila Kunis Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Mila Kunis

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All