Rachel Weisz tells STV about being ‘bad girl’ for Oz the Great and Powerful

Disney have revisited Oz, and film star Rachel Weisz talked to STV’s Grant Lauchlan for Moviejuice about what it was like to revisit the magical land.

It was going to take a brave film-maker to revisit the land of Oz, but that's exactly what director Sam Raimi has done in Disney's star-studded fantasy adventure Oz the Great and Powerful.

In the new prequel to the orginal Wizard of Oz, James Franco plays Oscar Digs a dubious, small-time magician who is whisked from Kansas to the land of Oz on a journey of discovery.

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.

Speaking to Grant, Rachel talked about whether it’s preferable to play a good witch or a bad witch.

“Well, I’ve never played a good one,” she laughed. “I’ve not played a witch before, this is my first witch.

“But I wanted to be the bad girl. I don’t know, she seemed like a character who is very evil, she doesn’t have any redeeming qualities; she’s manipulative, she’s cruel, she lies, she cheats, she wants the throne, she breaks her sister’s heart... She’s like a really evil dictator, but the more evil she is, the more fun she has. So I thought that was just a really good character.

The actress talked loads more about the film, including the technical challenges, and the fun she had making the movie working with Mila Kunis. To find out all about it, click on the video above.

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