Rachel Weisz evil witch in Disney's Oz, The Great and Powerful?
Which witch will be green-faced by the end of the movie?
In Disney’s upcoming film Oz, The Great and Powerful, there has been much speculation about which of the three witches – Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, or Rachel Weisz — will be the baddie.
Weisz seems to let the winged monkey out of the castle in a new interview with U.K.’s Sun, where she told the paper about her role as the witch Evanora: “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. My character is more than mean, she’s really evil. She is a pathological liar, she’s a narcissist, an egomaniac and a megalomaniac. She’s really, really a bad person and she revels in being bad.”
That would seem to confirm the mystery from a few weeks ago, where a new poster for the film debuted the evil, green-skinned lady we all love to hate. It appeared to be Weisz, but Disney wouldn’t state definitively one way or another. The Sun refers to Weisz as the Wicked Witch of the East, who famously found herself on the wrong side of a house in the beginning of The Wizard of Oz. If the Sun‘s claim is true, does this mean that perhaps one of the witches is the younger version of the famous Wicked Witch of the West? (Maybe Kunis, with Williams as a young Glinda? That’s what Wikipedia is guessing.) Oz, The Great and Powerful is a prequel of sorts that will tell the story of a Kansas magician (James Franco) who travels to Oz and must defeat an evil witch to become all-powerful.
Are you excited to see Weisz be bad when the film hits theaters March 8? Or were you hoping to see Kunis-as-Theodora’s dark side instead?