I was so excited to have the opportunity to interview Mila Kunis, who plays Theodora, during Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful Red Carpet Event! I am a fan of her movies, her tv shows, and love that she is gamer!
The beautiful Mila Kunis was one of my favorite interviews. She had me in almost TEARS laughing so hard! She is really down to earth and honest! If you ask her a question, she is going to tell you what she thinks AND what she thinks about your question.
I wish I was standing next to her when her publicist was telling her about all her interviews and then said, “next you have Disney Mommy Bloggers…”! She walked in the room still shocked that “Disney Mommy Bloggers”were on her interview list. She wasn’t arrogant about it, she was actually absolutely adorable about how cute she thought we were. Little did she know, we were all AMAZED of how such a talented, beautiful, successful, young lady had so much charisma and was so outgoing! Check out our interview after she got done telling us mommies how cute WE WERE. LOL!
—Okay SPOILER ALERT below!— STOP reading unless you are okay with learning more about the movie too.
We had some small talk about her interviewing with “Mommy Bloggers” for the first time.
MILA KUNIS : I’ve never done a family movie. This is very true. Oh, touche. I’ve never done a non R rated movie.
Q : Which witch do you like playing more, Theodora or the Wicked Witch?
MILA KUNIS : Truth is I do find that it’s the same character, I really do. 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 so I think it’s the same thing. It was fun to play both, for sure.
Q : How was the makeup?
MILA KUNIS : I think the beginning process was four hours and by the end a little under two. Putting the makeup on, not a problem. Taking the makeup off, every night it makes your face swell. Like it legitimately puffs it up. If you imagine whipping your skin every day, that’s what it does and it’s a full prosthetic piece. I had two pieces and it’s the bottom part and then the nose and the eyebrows. And it doesn’t matter how gently Howard did it and Howard — the special effects is a beautiful job, you rip the skin. You’re constantly pulling at your skin every single night so it does, it makes it — wherever Tracy is. It puffs it up a little bit, right? Tracy did all the makeup for all my films on a normal basis. But like the prosthetics, I don’t understand like you take it off.
It’s awful. It’s awful. It’s not even pleasant and the smell of something called Snappy G which is the gluing adhesive. They glue it with like a cement type glue to your face. I think that if I had to smell it today it would probably make me cry. Like that would be my natural reaction. I’d be like oh, god. It’s not pleasant.
Q : What was your experience as a kid?
MILA KUNIS : The first book — I came to America when I was seven and a half in 91. 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, that, uh, 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.
Q : How did you feel getting into this evil character?
MILA KUNIS : Nothing different. I mean, you know, she’s a young, naïve girl who gets her heart broken and then grows a nose. Like everything kind of happens independent of me, just adds on to the fantastical element of it. I think, you know, truthfully it’s just a great who gets her heart broken like I said earlier. I really don’t find her to be any different. You can put her in a romantic movie, you can put her in a non-romantic film. A girl gets her heat broken. She got her heart broken. This one has a negative side effect. She takes a bite of an apple and things go wrong.
Q : How are you experiencing the family genre?
MILA KUNIS : Well I’m in a room full of mommies so let’s be clear, this is new.
Q : Do you feel a different responsibility (regarding talking about this movie than others)?
MILA KUNIS : Yeah, I can’t curse. No truthfully like there’s — the mouth is gonna get so mad, you guys, you don’t even know. 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. It’s a really weird connection, yeah.
Q : What was your favorite scene?
MILA KUNIS : 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, uh, but it was really fun to do, yeah, ‘cause I got to, you know, 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, yeah.
Q : At the beginning of the movie did you think she was good?
MILA KUNIS : I think she had to have or the movie doesn’t make sense. I mean I think that — did you see the film? It’s interesting you ask that question. Yes, I do think that she had to have or it doesn’t make sense as to why she would trust her sister and I can’t believe I’m talking about this, in biting the apple. Uh, yes, so I think she had to have but there were many drafts where it wasn’t clear and I wonder if it’s not clear at a place. But, yes, I do think that she had to think that her sister was a good witch and that Glinda the good witch, is theoretically the wicked witch.
Q : Did you like the technical aspects of the film?
MILA KUNIS : You know what? It actually wasn’t so hard. I mean I think people prepared me for like a lot of green screen. I didn’t have a lot of green screen. They build most sets. When 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. The next project that I’m doing is a lot more wire work so I’ll let you know after that one but in this one it was really fun, yeah.
Q : Do you feel in a different place with fans?
MILA KUNIS : I hope so. I don’t know. I’ll let you know when it comes out. I really don’t know. you know, I come from television where I feel like I’m in people’s living rooms every day so it’s not crazy for me to think that like a ten year old would know, but, I don’t know.
Q : Do you have the doll?
MILA KUNIS : I do.
Q : Do you play with it?
MILA KUNIS : I just got it two days ago. It’s still in his box. I won’t lie. 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. Like that’s a whole of me, like not of me green, of me like the early part. I’m like hey you guys, have you seen this? Check this out? See this. Everybody that walks into the house. Like I don’t even care. I’m like bring the doll because it’s a Disney doll. It’s insane. It’s insane. Oh, yeah. But no it’s still in its box. I think you can buy it at Target. Not to say that I know these things but I think you may, yes.
Q : Tell me about the cast.
MILA KUNIS : James and I, I think counted — it’s our eight movie together, eight project 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 I 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.
Q : (We asked her what she thought about the rating of the film and if it was too scary for little kids.)
MILA KUNIS : Oh, I don’t know. I don’t. I, I think that what kids now watch now a days is different than what kids watch when I was young so I don’t know. I think that it’s up to the parents to decided. That’s the truth. I’m not a parent. I have no idea, but, uh, I think some parents let a ten year old watch it and some parents wouldn’t. I have no say in it. Do you? What is it? PG13, PG?
Q : PG?
MILA KUNIS : PG, so what does that mean? So it just means that anybody can see it with their parent?
Q : It’s a little scary for like a five year old?
MILA KUNIS : Yeah, there you go, ask a mom. I don’t think these things.
(After the interview she took a group photo with us!)
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Oz The Great and Powerful lands in theaters March 8th!
Disclosure: This trip had all business expenses paid by Disney. All opinions are my own.