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Michelle Williams: 'We Wanted Our Very Own Glinda' for OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL
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In a recent interview with BuzzSugar, OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL's 'Glinda,' played by Michelle Williams, opened up about her interpretation of the character and confirmed that, yes, she would be floating around Oz in a bubble.
The Glinda in this big budget, FX-heavy prequel to THE WIZARD OF OZ, is a bit different than the beloved good witch of the original, she told the site.
"We talked about her a lot. But Sam [Raimi] wanted to shy away from anything that referenced her too heavily," Williams said. "He wanted our very own Glinda. So there's little nods in a few costumes and a couple of lines. But she's a starting-off point. I just think of her as where Glinda started. When you meet Glinda in the original Wizard of Oz, she is omniscient, she has a kind of calm. But we like to think that that's where she wound up and this is kind of more where she began."
The film, as shown through the numerous trailers and TV Spots, is grandiose:
"There have been a lot of first times for me on this movie," she said. "The imaginary world. You see a big blue screen, but of course you won't see a big blue screen. You're going to see things flying, and you're going to see a sun setting, and you're going to see flowers turning. You're going to see things! But often you're not really able to have the real thing there when you do it. Most of the movies that I make tend to be smaller, and sort of more intimate. It's just a smaller crew. And I like things feeling like a family, so I've just tried to make this feel like a really big family. But it's a happy one because Sam's the dad, and it all comes down from there."
Head on over to BuzzSugar to read the original interview in full.
Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful," imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking-that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting.
Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity-and even a bit of wizardry-Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful wizard but into a better man as well.
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL opens on March 8.