Please don’t laugh at me as I admit the following to you. When I was given the interview itinerary and told which members of the Oz the Great and Powerful talent we were going to interview I had no idea who Mila Kunis was. Alright, it’s ok if you laugh at me, my husband even laughed at me as Mila Kunis was a name even he recognized. Mila was Jackie on That 70’s Show, and one of the voices on Family Guy. Oh yeah, now I know who she is. In Oz the Great and Powerful Mila plays Theodora and if you’ve read the books you know all about her. If you haven’t read the books than let’s delve into what Mila thinks of her and what she thinks of Oz.
Mila thinks of Theodora as a women scorned. Thinking myself about the color jacket she wears in the movie I can see it in more ways than one. She’s an amazing character and Mila did an amazing job showing how complex she is. She loves here sisters, misses her father, and has an innocence of trust in people and all of the can change very easily when tested.
I think it’s just a woman scorned and it’s a character that goes through a transformation, an emotional transformation of a heartache and just so happens to transform in color but I think that the deep rooted aspect of it is just, you know, a broken heart
Mila moved to America in 1991 and said that her first memory of the Oz industry was when she read her first Oz book, Return to Oz.
I think the first book when I was nine years old, full length book in English that I read was Return to Oz. And I’ve spoken about this completely independent of this movie prior to ever being attached to this film that as a kid the first movie that I remember seeing that resonated with me was the Wizard of Oz. I think just visually the color, the spectrum of it and how fantastical it was and how much you wanted to live in that world, for a nine year old was so magical and so grand so I have the greatest, fondest memories of it.
We asked Mila what her favorite scene was?
What was my favorite scene to do? Uh, 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 day 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. Michelle and I never had anything to do other than that one scene and we really wanted to work with one another and that was our one and only opportunity to do it.
We also wanted to know how Mila liked working with the rest of the cast
James and I, I think counted — it’s our eighth movie together, eight projects together so he doesn’t count. We’re stuck with one another. Rachel and I had a fantastic time. We had so much fun and Michelle and I literally get to do one thing together and we are dying to work more so we all had a great time and Detroit was really fun, FYI, in case anybody wants to go to Detroit. I love it. I did.
For much of the interview we were laughing with her and she was joking about how she’s never been in a room with mommy bloggers before. Mila is as far as I can tell very intelligent and extremely funny with a very sarcastic way about herself. She’s the kind of woman that would be great to hang out with and have drinks.
Oz the Great and Powerful joins us in theaters March 8th.