Weisz has power in 'Oz'

Rachel Weisz in "Oz The Great and Powerful."

Rachel Weisz in "Oz The Great and Powerful."

MICHAEL RECHTSHAFFEN, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:52 PM ET

PASADENA, Calif. -- For Rachel Weisz, playing a wicked witch in Oz The Great and Powerful held a personal attraction beyond flying around on wires and being the ultimate bad girl: The fabulous frocks.

"It's a first for me," confirms Weisz, regarding the fantastical fashions favoured by Evanora, the seductive sorceress who rules over Emerald City with an insatiable thirst for power.

"I've never done a film where my costume was as important as it was in this one. I feel like I've mainly been in jeans and T-shirts with a scrubbed face."

That previous, more casual look has certainly served 42-year-old Weisz well in movies like The Constant Gardner, for which she won a best supporting actress Oscar, but she relished the opportunity to get all dolled up for something other than walking the red carpet.


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