Anne Hathaway Was Originally Slated For The Role Of Alice

February 7, 2010 • By Home

Interestingly enough, actress Anne Hathaway was originally slated for the leading role as Alice in the upcoming Tim Burton directed Disney flick “Alice In Wonderland.” However, Anne turned the offer down!

Anne said: “The studio had the Alice script a long time ago and I was approached back then for the part of Alice. I considered it, but felt, what with The Princess Diaries, that I had been there, done that sort of pretty-girl-in-a-fairy-dress role. I told the studio, however, that if they found a director eventually, that I would be interested at a later date in playing the White Queen. When Tim came on board he had the cast he wanted and, of course, that didn’t include me. But the other actress who was marked had scheduling conflicts, so the studio piped up and put me forward. I talked on the phone with Tim and he really liked my take. I wanted the Queen to be a cross between Debbie Harry, Greta Garbo, David Bowie, with (a) little bit of the work of Dan Flavin thrown in for good measure.”

The role of Alice is being played by Mia Wasikowska.

Are you excited to see how Anne plays the part of the White Queen in the film?

IMG Source: Walt Disney Pictures

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