The cast of Oz: The Great and Powerful hit the
Appearances from 2013 > February 28 – UK premiere of Oz: The Great and Powerful in London – Red Carpet
Appearances from 2013 > February 28 – UK premiere of Oz: The Great and Powerful in London – Inside
MILA KUNIS: Truth is I do find that it’s the same character, I really do. I think it’s just a woman scorned and it’s a character that goes through a transformation, an emotional transformation of a heartache and just so happens to transform in color but I think that the deep rooted aspect of it is just, you know, a broken heart so I think it’s the same thing. It was fun to play both, for sure.
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. It’s not pleasant.
MILA KUNIS: The first book — 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.
MILA KUNIS: Am I really known for my comedies? I’ve done two, two. Let’s be clear.
Appearances from 2013 > February 27 – Moscow premiere of Oz: The Great and Powerful – Red Carpet
Appearances from 2013 > February 27 – Moscow premiere of Oz: The Great and Powerful – On Stage
This story first appeared in the March 8 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
For director Sam Raimi, casting the title character in Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful — a prequel of sorts to The Wizard of Oz — was almost as daunting as Dorothy’s danger-filled original journey.
First, the famed director behind the Spider-Man and Evil Dead franchises wanted Robert Downey Jr., who had become a superstar thanks to the Sherlock Holmes and Iron Man series. Producer Joe Roth had been talking to Downey before Raimi even joined the project in summer 2010. But after an initial meeting between the director and star, things didn’t look good. Months later, Raimi visited Downey at his Los Angeles home, still attipting to land him, but upon entering the house, Raimi spotted a plant that he had given the actor as a goodwill gesture wilting in a corner. (The filmmaker declines to elaborate.)
He then moved on to Johnny Depp, Disney’s golden boy thanks to Alice in Wonderland and the Pirates of the Caribbean pictures. “As a 12th-hour effort, I dragged in Johnny and showed him everything,” riibers Roth, who had produced Alice. “He loved it but said, ‘I have a commitment to The Lone Ranger and am going to stick with that commitment.’ “