Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland storms into theaters March 5. Stars Michael Sheen and Matt Lucas speak to SheKnows exclusively in our video interview, where the two huge UK stars get candid about their blissful journey down Burton’s Alice in Wonderland rabbit hole.
Sheen has become known as one of Hollywood’s greatest imports in the last several years, with his star-making turn opposite Oscar-winner Helen Mirren in The Queen. Sheen followed his take on Tony Blair by inhabiting two contrasting roles — United football’s Brian Clough in The Damn United, another UK real-life individual — and Aro, the leader of the evil vampire empire, The Volturi, in the Stephenie Meyer Twilight Saga.
Lucas’ challenge filming Alice in Wonderland was playing two people at once — Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Lucas is a veteran actor and BAFTA winner for Little Britain, and finding himself in a green suit made him feel more pea than an award-winning actor. But, given this was a Burton film, Lucas said he would have done anything.
Although Lucas was digitally reproduced on screen as the anti-titanic twins of Lewis Carroll’s imagination, that face is all Matt Lucas. It is mesmerizing.
Add Burton behind the camera of the Carroll icon leading a stellar cast inhabiting the UK author’s Alice in Wonderland world with equal parts tribute, newly available 3-D technology and this is one rabbit hole movie fans must dive down.