I have to look beyond overexposed hipster James Franco, and get back in touch with my inner Oz-ian. Meanwhile, on a recent interview with Michelle Williams, she told me about playing Glinda:
TA: In “Oz The Great and Powerful,” you play a younger version of Glinda the Good Witch in ‘Oz, the Great and Powerful.’ This is finally a part you can share with your daughter, Matilda.
MW: Matilda was on set almost every day. I wanted it to be a magical movie to make, and a magical movie for a child to witness. My greatest hope for that movie was to integrate my life with my work.
TA: Glinda is nearly as much of a cultural icon as Marilyn Monroe. How did you own the part?
MW: I hope that you can see shades of the great witch we know Glinda will become because we’ve all seen “The Wizard of Oz.” In some ways, here, she’s still unformed. Later, she becomes this all-seeing perfect creature. In “Oz, the Great and Powerful,” she’s still a fairy — but a little more human.