The March issue of InStyle has three actresses from "Oz the Great and Powerful" on the cover and talking about family, fashion and playdates. Here are excerpts from the magazine which lands on newsstands Friday:
On her boyfriend, Jason Segel:
He is nice… I didn’t actually realize who he was before I started dating him. I mean, I saw the Muppets movie, and I thought, oh, that’s cute, but the truth is I didn’t realize he made a lot of very popular, funny movies or was on a TV show. But maybe more important, I didn’t realize he was so tall [6’4”]. I thought, Hey, man, you’re cramping my style! I tried wearing wedge heels for a while to compensate, but it wasn’t me and I just gave up.
On “having no place like home”:
I cook and clean a lot these days. I’m in a very domestic cycle, and I happen to love it. I feel like this is a real expression of my love for my daughter. Not the only one, but an important one. As a parent, you want the kid to come back to a place where it seems like the walls are made of feather down.
On shooting Oz:
I spent a lot of the shoot in a leather corset, wired up in a harness, and flying around in a costume that weighed 10 pounds. I hear some women enjoy wearing a corset, but tell them to try 17 hours of that and then get back to me. [But she did have downtime:] I went to the zoo and the museum, and I shot a bunch of short films with James Franco in which I played a zombie. It was crazy!
On the one embarrassing thing in her closet:
I’ve been wearing the same pair of dark green Old Navy cargo pants, like, non-stop, for 15 years. I think I paid $4.99, on clearance. My friends hate them so much they hide them from me. When those pants fall apart, I swear I’m going to get someone to copy them for me.
On the best part of filming Oz:
Michelle’s daughter and my son are about the same age, so they went to camp together, and we took them bowling. It was really fun for me and Michelle too, because you don’t get that many mommy playdates in our business.
On how her style has evolved:
As a teenager I used to dress in big, baggy men’s suits, with lots of red lipstick. Then in my 20s I used to wear very tight thermal tops: underwear as outerwear. I was much curvier then too—I’d throw on a cardigan and big jeans. I didn’t start really growing up until my 30s. But I hope I don’t ever get too grown-up. I always try to hold on to something butch.