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