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Friday 19 December 2014

Weisz: I want to do plays forever

Rachel Weisz loves working in the theatre
Rachel Weisz loves working in the theatre

Rachel Weisz has revealed that she would like to tread the boards again.

The 42-year-old actress admitted she is is in talks to star in a play, which is rumoured to be the Broadway revival of Harold Pinter's play Betrayal with husband Daniel Craig, which Mike Nichols would direct.

"That is very possible. We are in negotiations, as they say in America," she said.

She later confirmed to ITV's Daybreak that she will be appearing on Broadway, but declined to say if she would star opposite Bond star Daniel. "I am going to do a play on Broadway. It's confirmed. I've never done Broadway [so I'm] very excited. [Broadway has] this mythical shine about it," she said.

Rachel - who plays wicked witch Evanora in Oz The Great And Powerful - would be thrilled to perform in a play again.

She previously starred as Blanche DuBois in a revival of A Streetcar Named Desire in 2009, which won her a Critics' Circle Theatre Award, and has appeared in Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer, Neil LaBute's The Shape Of Things and won an award for her role in Noel Coward's Design For Living.

"I did a play in London nearly three years ago - it was a while back at the Donmar and that was an incredible experience. It's been too long. Hopefully, God willing, I will be doing plays until I'm an old lady," she said.

Rachel also denied stories that she will be working with David Cronenberg in Maps To The Stars with Robert Pattinson and Viggo Mortensen.

"I'm not in that. I'm unemployed for now," she joked.

:: Oz The Great And Powerful is in cinemas now.

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