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Saturday 26 July 2014

Rachel Weisz goes 'Art Deco' for movie

"OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL" Rachel Weisz, left; James Franco, right ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rachel Weisz has a "very Art Deco" costume as the Wicked Witch of the East in her upcoming movie.

The actress stars as Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East, in the highly-anticipated movie.

Rachel loves playing dark film characters as it gives her the chance to unleash her inner bad girl.

It also gives her the chance to don an impressive costume, which has been described further by insiders working on the production.

"[Her look is] very Art Deco, almost period but not quite - and with a lot of sparkle," costume designer Gary Jones explained to Empire magazine.

The outfits donned by the British actress have a regal feel about them. This includes lots of big collars and feathers, which made moving around on set almost impossible.

"I spend an awful lot of time in this throne room," Rachel told Empire about the green and gold tower her character spends much of the film encased in.

"It's fun to be a witch. I mean, I get to fly - though not on a broom. Evanora would find using a broom to be completely ridiculous."

To accompany the film's release Rachel features on the cover of the British edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

In the accompanying photoshoot Rachel maintains the stylish and poised look she embodied for the film.

Amongst the outfits sported by the star is a Gucci Spring 2013 raspberry1960s-inspired dress complete with bell sleeves and a cinched in belted waist.

She also wears creations by Ralph Lauren, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and Fendi in the eight-page fashion spread shot by David Slijper.

Rachel described how her part in Oz the Great and Powerful has reawakened her enjoyment of playing the femme fatale in films.

“Because Evanora revels in her badness, she revels in Machiavellian-ness. I guess being bad is a lot of fun," Rachel said. "I just watched ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ for the very first time in my life last week. It blew my mind. It’s one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever seen, it’s psychological horror isn’t it? Terrifying. I love Bette Davis.”

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