Despite the fact that the stars of Sam Raimi’s buzz-worthy upcoming movie “Oz: The Great and Powerful” aren’t allowed to offer up any specifics about their involvement in the film, we’ve managed to glean a few positive yet mysterious comments here and there.
Such was the case during a recent run-in with the lovely and talented Mila Kunis at CinemaCon, where we learned a little more about her character’s motivations, as well as some teasers about a short-film project Kunis made with her co-star James Franco that she promised will be better than their Funny or Die parody of “The Hills.”
“Sam Raimi [directed the movie]. What else do you need?” Kunis said when asked what else fans should know about the return to Oz. “[Also] James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz,” she added. “That’s all you need.”
And what about her character, Theodora? Is she good and then evil? A nice blend? Who is she?
“She’s a good person who gets her heart broken,” Kunis said. “What happens to young ladies when their heart gets broken?”
Josh Horowitz answered that they turn into horrible evil witches. “You said it, not me,” Kunis said with a smile.
We then brought up her re-teaming with Franco and asked whether they had any downtime during “Oz” to shoot another brilliant short film, à la their “Hills” parody.
“In the process, James and I had another collaboration that may or may not ever see the light of day. That was one of the many shorts that James shoots. That might go down in history as my favorite,” Kunis revealed. “I will not talk about it until it is shown, because that it beat ‘The Hills.’ It’s a whole other short that we shot. It was one of the more fun experiences one could ever have.”
Although Kunis claimed she could not reveal any more details, we asked her to at least tell us what genre the short falls into and offered up horror as a possible category.
“Horror? Horror,” Kunis answered. “It wasn’t dirty,” Kunis added. “In case you’re going in that direction.”