For years I have loved Mila Kunis. I’ve seen her in so many different roles and I always liked her. When I found out she was going to be in Oz The Great and Powerful I was so excited, but surprised. She isn’t known for family films, so it was a little shocking to think of her doing a Disney movie. Her character, Theodora the Witch is a very sweet, innocent, naive girl. She has the same back story that many of us do, love story, you think you have it all figured out, but things happen to throw hurdles an speed bumps.
During the #DisneyOzEvent, I had the opportunity to participate in a group interview with her and let me tell you, I like her even MORE now. I didn’t even know that was possible. She was exactly what I would have thought she would be like in real life. (Just as gorgeous, too!) See the picture up there, she had her arm around me!
Img Credit: Jeanne Eschenberg Sager of Insideout Motherhood
It was pretty funny when we asked her how it was different promoting a family film compared to her normal films. At that point, I think she realized this was first non R-rated film. She laughed and said being interviewed by a room full of mommies was a lot different than normal journalists. “Uh, the, the truth is oddly enough here’s what I realized. I though the questions would be a little bit more demure like from not you guys but from other and, uh, they’re not. They’re just as obnoxious and awful as when you do an R rated film so I learned nothing changes. You can do a movie for Disney or not. People will still ask you inappropriate questions. So in order to answer it, do I feel like there’s a difference in promoting it? Apparently not. They still put you in a room with these people that apparently have no difference whether you’re making a family driven show or otherwise. But I do realize it’s very sad to me. This is the first film that I’ve done that’s not R rated.”
Because Oz The Great and Powerful was such a gorgeous movie and had so many amazing scenes, we wanted to know what she thought of the special effects and sets she worked on. ” This castle was tangible, Emerald City was tangible, the forest, the woods was tangible, the cemetery, everything was there. So it’s not like I had to imagine things, uh, and as far as wire work goes, I had fun with it.” It is amazing to think she actually walked into THE Emerald City. When we asked what her favorite scene was, we all laughed during the beginning of her response, “It wasn’t the waterfall sequence I’ll tell you that, uh, ‘cause it was dirty. But, uh, my favorite? I think appearing in Glinda’s castle is really fun for me just ‘cause it was an extra ten days to shoot. It was a long day. Hindsight 20, 20 was really fun. If you asked me while I was there I probably would have been miserable but it was really fun to do.” I think we could all relate to times like that. While you are working on something you are miserable and just want it to be over, but when you think back, it was really fun and something you will never forget.
Recently I bought myself the Theodora doll and love to just look at it. We asked Kunis about her doll and it was so cute to see the excitement in her eyes when she talked about it. “I’ve shown it to everybody that walks into the house because let me be clear. It’s not just a doll, it’s a Disney doll. I’m like hey you guys, have you seen this? Check this out? See this. Everybody that walks into the house, I’m like I don’t even care. I’m like bring the doll because it’s a Disney doll. It’s insane.” I can completely understand her excitement. Imagine seeing yourself as a Disney doll?! Wow.
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Oz The Great and Powerful will be in theaters March 8, 2013!!!!
Disclosure:I was given a trip to the Oz The Great and Powerful premiere in Los Angeles in order to share my experiences and thoughts on the movie. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.