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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ stars Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz hit the heights as a new generation of witches. Director Sam Raimi and producer Joe Roth recruited three top actresses for their prequel to 1939’s ‘The Wizard of Oz.’
The cast and crew of “Oz the Great and Powerful” knew they were taking a leap of faith. After all, they were making a prequel to the 1939 classic that the Library of Congress lists as the most-watched movie of all time.
But in Michelle Williams’ case, making the movie, opening Friday, required a more literal leap.
While her fellow witches Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz had the benefit of wearing wire harnesses for their flying scenes, Williams had to hurl herself off a platform for a moment where her character, Glinda, jumps off a cliff.
Leading the pack at this year’s Movie Awards is Quentin Tarantino’s Western epic “Django Unchained,” which garnered an impressive seven nominations, including the coveted Movie of the Year; the same can be said for “Ted,” which also received seven total noms, including Best Female Performance for Mila Kunis
BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE – VOTE
Anne Hathaway — “Les Misérables”
Mila Kunis — “Ted”
Jennifer Lawrence — “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emma Watson — “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Rebel Wilson — “Pitch Perfect”
BEST ON-SCREEN DUO – VOTE
Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson — “Django Unchained”
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence — “Silver Linings Playbook”
Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted — “Ted”
Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo — “The Avengers”
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis — “The Campaign”
BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE – VOTE
Christian Bale — “The Dark Knight Rises”
Daniel Craig — “Skyfall”
Taylor Lautner — “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2″
Seth MacFarlane as Ted — “Ted”
Channing Tatum — “Magic Mike”
BEST FIGHT – VOTE
Jamie Foxx vs. Candieland Henchmen — “Django Unchained”
Daniel Craig vs. Ola Rapace — “Skyfall”
Mark Wahlberg vs. Seth MacFarlane as Ted — “Ted”
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston — “The Avengers”
Christian Bale vs. Tom Hardy — “The Dark Knight Rises”
BEST KISS – VOTE
Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx — “Django Unchained”
Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman — “Moonrise Kingdom”
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper — “Silver Linings Playbook”
Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg — “Ted”
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman — “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
BEST WTF MOMENT – VOTE
Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson — “Candieland Gets Smoked” in “Django Unchained”
Denzel Washington — “Final Descent” in Flight”
Anna Camp — “Hack-Appella” in Pitch Perfect”
Javier Bardem — “Oops… There Goes His Face” in Skyfall”
Seth MacFarlane as Ted — “Ted Gets Saucy” in Ted”
Vote beginning March 5, and tune in Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, as Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
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Chris Stark off of Scott Mills’ show on Radio 1 interviews Mila Kunis about her latest film Oz, the Great and Powerful, touching upon lad bombs watching Watford play and a certain chicken restaurant. The video goes viral really fast!
Interviews & Events > BBC Radio 1 – Scott Mills Show
Mila talked to Collider.COM about playing Theodora as a normal girl who gets her heart broken, making the character her own, the best part about playing a witch, and how much she enjoys doing wire work, which she says she’ll be doing a ton more of on her next project, the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending.
MILA KUNIS: It was one of those things where I got very nervous about playing such an iconic character, or at least playing a character that has such an iconic end result. I didn’t want to ruin it, and I didn’t want to recreate it, and I didn’t want to reinterpret it. So, in order for me to wrap my head around it, I had to make sense of her origin, which was just given to me, kind of like a gift. Here’s a girl who is incredibly naïve and very young, and almost doesn’t believe that she’s worthy of love, and has never really truly experienced love, and then she meets James’ character and falls madly in love with him, very quickly, mind you, but in love nonetheless, and then she gets her heart broken. And she doesn’t have the emotional tools of dealing with heart ache, and doesn’t want to deal with it, so she takes the easy way, given to her by her sister and goes through an emotional transformation that’s mirrored by a physical one, and she happens to change color. I honestly viewed her as a just a normal girl who gets her heart broken, and who just so happens to be a witch that can fly.
KUNIS: It’s damned if you do, damned if you don’t. I’d be lying, if you told you that it wasn’t incredibly frightening because it is. She was phenomenal and did create such an iconic character, for going on 80 years now, that is so associated with so many things, let alone Oz or Halloween or witches, in general, that I wasn’t going to touch it. I did not re-watch The Wizard of Oz. I didn’t go there because there was no way of me ever doing it justice. So, this is the 21st century version of that, I guess. There’s a corset involved and her dress is a little tighter and she’s maybe not hunched over so much. But, what she did will forever, in my mind, be the greatest witch, of all time. It’s like a love letter to her, in a way.