"Me, in an outfit for a costume ball that I'm not supposed to attend—but of course, I go, because the prince will be there. The queen sends me away to my death in the woods with Nathan Lane's character, but he doesn't kill me. I wake up in the dwarves' house, where I start training to battle the queen. I had to run, wrestle, and sword fight—in this dress."
"This is Julia Roberts as the evil queen on her throne in of her many enormous gowns. Julia plays the part in such an eerie, sinister way—she's smiling, but at the same time she's saying something horrible, and then someone yould yell, 'Cut!' and she'd apologize for being mean."
"Armie Hammer as the prince (left) with Robert Emms, his man-in-waiting. Armie played his part with a great mix of regal sophistication and goofy cluelessness."
"Every outfit took 20 minutes to put on and was a major experience. (Also, our director, Tarsem Singh, loves the color saffron.)"
"These are the courtiers—basically, they're the human chess pieces in the queen's game. It was also like watching people play Battleship: Someone yells out instructions 'A6 to 3D!' and the right person would walk to the right spot. At the end of the game, cannons fire and blow smoke into the air. It was kind of amazing—the attention to detail on this film was fantastic."
"Here's Tarsem, whom I love. He's such a visionary artist. I like to say that he 'Tarsemmed' something—there's really no other way to describe what he does. The way the film was shot, it feels like you're in a painting: very Salvador Dali or maybe Dali-meets-Gaudi."
"Nathan Lane is supposed to be the queen's right-hand man—he's been order to kill me, but he can't because he's kind of a scardey-cat. Nathan can make me laugh without saying a word. There's something about him that's just so lovable."