With director Sam Raimi’s fantastic prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Oz The Great and Powerful, hitting DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D on June 11th, I recently landed an exclusive video interview with Joey King (who plays China Girl). As most of you know, the film centers on a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics (James Franco) who finds himself transported to Oz and drawn into a battle between the three witches Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams). Loaded with incredible visuals, amazing 3D, and a beautiful world created by production designer Robert Stromberg (Alice in Wonderland, Avatar), Oz is the type of movie I can see families watching together for years to come.
During the interview, King talked about her reaction to seeing the finished film for the first time, collaborating with Sam Raimi, what it was like walking on the yellow brick road for the first time, the complicated nature of shooting the movie, and much more. In addition, she also talked about what it’s been like working on such high profile projects over the past year, her reaction to watching The Conjuring and White House Down, what it was like working with Channing Tatum, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
- What was her reaction watching Oz for the first time
- How did the finished film compare to what Sam Raimi originally pitched her
- When did she first learn about the complicated way they’d be shooting the movie
- What was it like to walk on the yellow brick road for the first time
- Did she take home anything from set
- Does she now get to go to Disneyland and Disneyworld for free
- What’s it been like working on such high profile projects over the past year like White House Down, The Dark Knight Rises and more
- What was it like making The Conjuring
- When people meet her what do they always want to talk to her about
- Has she seen White House Down
- What was it like working with Channing Tatum