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Rachel Weisz jokes that Americans can't pronounce her name correctly

Friday, March 01, 2013 - 00:55

British star says she has heard many versions of her last name in the U.S.

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: The prequel to the classic "The Wizard of Oz," "Oz the Great and Powerful", held its European premiere on Thursday (Feb. 28) in London with all three witches - Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, and Mila Kunis - and of course the wizard himself, James Franco, in attendance. The film, which follows how the wizard came to reside in the land of Oz, is directed by Sam Raimi of Evil Dead and Spider-man fame, and cost Walt Disney Studios $200,000,000 (US dollars) to produce. Rachel Weisz, who plays Evanora, was recently reported in the press at being annoyed that people still don't know how to pronounce her surname. "In London everyone says my name right but in America Rachel Wheeze, Wize, Wooze, it makes sense because it's a 'W'," she said. "It makes sense but I said to Mila it's like her being called Mila Kunnis." Mila Kunis plays Weisz' sister in the movie, another witch called Theodora. Spoilers have leaked into the press and on websites about which of the two sisters would turn into the iconic cackling long-chinned green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West. "Oz the Great and Powerful" goes on release nearly everywhere worldwide in early March.

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Rachel Weisz jokes that Americans can't pronounce her name correctly

Friday, March 01, 2013 - 00:55