Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Wonderland: "A cacophony of flavours entering your mouth"

At the UK press conference for Tim Burton’s highly anticipated Alice in Wonderland being released this Friday, March 5, Anne Hathaway indicated that Nigella most-beautiful-woman-in-the-world-Lawson, inspired her portrayal of the off-kilter White Queen. “Nigella's always talking about 'a cacophony of flavours entering your mouth'. I wanted to give [the White Queen] that sensuality in the kitchen." She has a full-blown kitchen scene, in which she cooks a magic potion using only her amputated fingers.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times Burton said, "I quietly had her as my image for this character... She's really beautiful... but then there's this glint in her eye and when you see it you go, 'Oh, whoa, she's like really... nuts.' I mean in a good way. Well, maybe, I don't know."

We’ll see you at the IMAX for what will certainly be a trippy ride with an incredible cast of characters: Burton cast Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen, and the relatively unknown Mia Wasikowska as Alice. Alan Rickman is the blue caterpillar, Michael Sheen (who we loved in Frost/Nixon) is the White Rabbit.

Strap in your boots, and hold onto your butts.

Without further ado, a clip from the tea party scene, followed by the full-blown trailer:


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