The Inspirations Behind The Oddball Characters Of Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland”

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If I have to remind you that “Alice in Wonderland” is opening this week, then off with your head! I can’t wait to see Tim Burton‘s reinterpretation of all of these oddball characters. When it comes to Tim Burton films, I often find myself asking, “How on Earth did he come up with that?” I imagine him having a flash of genius while high on peyote in an abandoned castle or something. But I guess sometimes it’s a little bit more straightforward than that. Take for example, Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of The White Queen. Burton has admitted that British cooking goddess Nigella Lawson was the inspiration for the character. “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,” Burton described. Well, I guess Nigella won’t be having him over for dinner anytime soon. [Telegraph]

After the jump, the inspirations (real and imagined) for the “Alice in Wonderland” motley crew.

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