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Monday 20 November 2017

Williams takes daughter on Oz set

Michelle Williams plays Glinda in Oz: The Great And Powerful
Michelle Williams plays Glinda in Oz: The Great And Powerful

Michelle Williams has enjoyed working on Oz: The Great And Powerful because she can bring her daughter to work.

The My Week With Marilyn star reckoned six-year-old Matilda - whose father is the late Heath Ledger - loves visiting the child-friendly set of Sam Raimi's fantasy adaptation of Wizard Of Oz.

"It's been such an amazing move for us as a family. It's a really happy place to go to work and a happy place for her to come visit," the actress told 24 Frames.

"Often - the Marilyn sets and the Blue Valentine sets - they aren't really ideal places for children. She can still come visit, but she can't really get comfortable and hang out for a while. This really integrates my life and my work in a great way."

In the remake, adapted from L Frank Baum's 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, Michelle plays the early incarnation of Glinda the Good Witch, before she realises her powers. Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis star as fellow witches Evanora and Theodora respectively.

She quipped how she didn't have to do too much research for the role.

"I've already watched The Wizard Of Oz a lot, because it's one of my daughter's favourites. But Sam didn't want to be bound to Glinda of old, anyway. He wanted a fresh take on it," she added.

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