Mila Kunis: 'Oz: The Great and Powerful Witch role incredibly scary'
Published Apr 25 2012, 22:39 BST | By Emma Dibdin Mila Kunis
has spoken about her role in Oz: The Great and Powerful
The actress plays Theodora, the Wicked Witch of the West, in the upcoming fantasy film.
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She told Access Hollywood
that taking on the iconic role was "incredibly scary", and praised her co-stars James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz.
"It was a phenomenal cast," Kunis said. "So if you're ever going to take on a risk, you couldn't ask for a better group of people to do it with."
Directed by Sam Raimi, the film is billed as a prequel to 1939's The Wizard of Oz
, and will follow the story of the Wizard as he first comes to Oz and becomes its ruler.
Kunis confirmed earlier today that she has been cast
in the Wachowskis' Jupiter Ascending
Michelle Williams recently said that filming Oz had allowed her to spend more time with her daughter
, thanks to the child-friendly set. Oz: The Great and Powerful
comes out in the UK and US on March 8, 2013.
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