Mila Kunis talks 'massive' cleavage in 'Oz the Great and Powerful' (Video)
Looks like water isn't the only worry for a wicked witch.
Mila Kunis, who plays the Theodora in "Oz the Great and Powerful," recently discussed with OTRC.com her character's wardrobe complications, which included a problematic corset that accentuated her cleavage.
"So I'm wearing this leather corset that I'm cinched into, but underneath is a massive piece of harness holding me up," said Kunis. "So when it's holding you up, everything is pushing up. I don't have cleavage in real life. But all of a sudden, in the movie, they're huge! They're massive. They were distracting for myself. I was like, oh my God. And you can't tuck them anywhere."
In addition to corsets, the 29-year-old actress also discussed the technical difficulties created by her character's distinctive red hat, which had to be created in four different sizes to accommodate the lens of a 3D camera.
"They were all different sizes," said the "Oz" star. "So when it was wide, it was a wide hat. When it was over the shoulder, we liked to call it a little dunce hat ... It's different rims, but, in a 3D camera, it read as a normal size."
"I'm pretty sure [the director of photography] wanted to burn my hats," she added. "I'm pretty sure if it was up to him, he would take those hats, put it in a fire, and not even look twice."
Gary Jones, the costume designer for "Oz the Great and Powerful," dressed 1,500 actors for the film, including Kunis, according to the Pennsylvania newspaper The Morning Call. Jones, who was nominated for an Oscar for his work in "The Talented Mr. Ripley," previously worked with "Oz" Director Sam Raimi in "Spider Man 2."
The 1939 MGM production of "The Wizard of Oz" was also infamous for its wardrobe difficulties. Actor Buddy Ebsen, who was originally cast as the Tin Man, suffered an allergic reaction to the aluminum dust in his character's makeup and was hospitalized, according to Ebsen's 1993 autobiography. And much like Kunis' hat, several pairs of differently sized ruby slippers were created for filming, as noted in a 1988 Los Angeles Times article by Rhys Thomas.
Kunis made other unvarnished comments earlier this week during an interview with the nervous BBC reporter DJ Chris Stark. She discussed sports, beer and "Baywatch."
"Did you know that I was on 'Baywatch' twice?" she said. "Once, I played a young girl that runs to get help because her classmates are drowning. And the second time, I played a blind girl that gets lost in the forest. Fact."
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Watch the trailer for "Oz the Great and Powerful" below.