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'Oz the Great and Powerful' Has a Wicked Witch That Lusts After Power and Evil

Rachel Weisz discusses her role as a villain in Sam Raimi's 'The Wizard of Oz' origin film.
Rachel Weisz talks Oz the Great and Powerful
Rachel Weisz talks Oz the Great and Powerful
Rachel Weisz has revealed her role as the Wicked Witch of the East in Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful, clearing up one of the mysteries that surrounds the film. While we knew that she is playing Evanora, and Mila Kunis is playing Theodora, there has long been some confusion as to which one of these lovely ladies will eventually succumb to a flying house falling on her head. Now we know. It will be Rachel Weisz who is killed off early in this fantasy adventure series (not a spoiler if you've seen The Wizard of Oz).

The actress recently spoke out about playing the evil witch, and revealed the personality and drive behind her character.

"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.


The film centers on small-time magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco), who after one to many scams finds himself thrown into the fantastical Land of Oz. There he transforms himself into the powerful Wizard and finds a way to turn himself into a better man.

Oz: The Great and Powerful was released March 8th, 2013 and stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King, Tony Cox. The film is directed by Sam Raimi.



Sources: The Sun

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Comments (10)

  1. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    I find Rachel Weisz the hottest and most attractive out of the 3 witches! She'll do awesome in this movie from the looks of it! :-)

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  2. Sean

    @dan1 Exactly, lol :P

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  3. ejk1

    @mr-k Okay, good. I was worried by the article. It kind of foreshadows a series when it says, " It will be Rachel Weisz who is killed off early in this fantasy adventure series (not a spoiler if you've seen The Wizard of Oz)." She should easily make it through this film.

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  4. Mr.K

    @ejk1 No, this movie has nothing to do with the original 1930's classic and stays closer to the source of the original books.

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  5. ejk1

    But wait, she doesn't die until Dorothy drops in on Oz. Is this film the beginning of a franchise which will include a remake of The Wizard Of Oz? If so, count me out.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    In other obvious news, the sky is blue.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. skywise

    Well that makes sense

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  8. CelluloidDreams

    Rachel Weisz...love her!!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  9. Dan

    Duh...

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

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