Tim Burton has spilt the beans to the LA Times on his inspiration for the White Queen in his latest epic “Alice in Wonderland”.
“There’s this very beautiful cooking show host in England named Nigella Lawson and I quietly had her as my image for this character,” Burton said. “She’s really beautiful and she does all this cooking, but then there’s this glint in her eye and when you see it you go, ‘Oh, whoa, she’s like really … nuts.’ I mean in a good way. Well, maybe. I don’t know.”
In fact, the White Queen (played by Anne Hathaway) even does her own spot of cooking in the film. Well, she whips up a nasty looking magic potion that includes worm fat, urine, and a dab of spit in it. Not very Nigella like in the list of ingredients, but she finishes with a very Nigella-esque “That should do it!”.
Nothing against Anne Hathaway, but now that we know this tidbit of movie trivia, FFF would have liked to see Ms Lawson tackle the role.