News for Dec. 27, 2005

As a witch, Swinton casts spell

12/27/05, 10:44 pm EST - Xoanon

When considering whether she wanted to play the role of the evil White Witch in ``The Chronicles of Narnia,'' Tilda Swinton remembered what Margaret Hamilton said about being the Wicked Witch of the West in ``The Wizard of Oz.'' ``She was talking about waiting for a subway train in New York and noticing, out of the corner of her eye, little children backing away from her,'' Swinton recalls. ``And I thought, `Is this what I want? Children shying away from me for the rest of my life?' '' [More]