Mia Wasikowska on the Set of “Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass”

Posted on August 19, 2014

Such a tease, these pictures.

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While we can’t say we were in love with 2010′s Tim Burton-helmed Alice in Wonderland, the one thing it really had going for it was the Oscar winning costuming by Colleen Atwood, which was both eye-poppingly beautiful in a fantastical way, while also being, in some cases, Vogue-cover chic.  This looks like more of the same (and as much a reason as any to go and see the sequel) but there’s so maddeningly little to see in these shots. Mia’s coat looks drool-worthy, though. Lindsay Duncan’s one of those actors who only needs a good costume to look totally at home in just about any period in history. She’s just got one of those faces.

 

[Photo Credit: FameFlynetUK/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

    • Dany

      I will ride an elephant, learn how to use a spear, and fight a horde of orcs for that coat.

      • ashtangajunkie

        That is an excellent list of things.

        • Dany

          Why thank you. I feel as though an epic coat deserves an epic quest.

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        That does look like an Ally coat. I bet the Horde version is olive.

        • demidaemon

          Shouldn’t it be scarlet, with ivory buttons? ;)

          • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

            Only if you are a pretty, pretty Blood Elf. I so want the default walk for my pretty, pretty Blood Elf Pally to be “prancercize”. There needs to be a BE-only questline and ach that involves walkoffs against various other races and classes. Proudmoore needs to have a BE Gay Pride parade.

            I recently saw a transmog pic — somebody had taken a male gnome and put him in rabbit ears, a pink dress, and a fairy wand. I am thinking of changing my female frost mage gnome to a male for that reason only.

            • demidaemon

              The BE do have a predisposition for the scarlet, no? My first BE character is a male paladin, and I like to RP him as a hot pants wearing, daddy seeker. He hits on Khadgar a lot.

            • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

              I had to stop doing TOT dailies with mine because he’d just stand there and have a pose off with Lanesh and then get ganked.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Whoever that guy is, I hope he’s playing Mia’s brother. If so, excellent casting.
      Dat Coat, tho.

      • Bad Idea Jeans

        I know, right? They have THE SAME FACE.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Same, every feature. I had to check to see if she had a brother IRL that was cast in the movie.

          Not sure, I think his name is Ed Speleers?

      • Michael_Jones

        Isn’t that Jimmy from Downton Abbey?

        • Kitten Mittons

          Yes, it apparently is. I haven’t been able to dive into that show yet. It’s definitely on my “must watch” list. And I just found out I can get it through Amazon Prime, I think. So, it may actually happen!

        • kimmeister

          I *knew* he looked familiar!

      • jilly_d

        GET OUT OF MY BRAIN

    • Glam Dixie

      That coat! Love! There is lots to see in these pictures, lookee at the horse! Pretty baby, come to mama (the horse AND the coat).

    • TinyDynamo

      But … the Elsa hair. Really?

      • MartyBellerMask

        Right???

        • TinyDynamo

          It was cute & fun on Elsa. Now it just seems lazy & uncreative. Blah.

      • http://chadhatter.com Chad Edward Lee Evett

        This is Oscar award-Winning Colleen Atwood we’re talking about here——I HIGHLY doubt she looked at a character from an animated Disney film and said ”Lets do that.”
        Pure Coincidence.

        • TinyDynamo

          Then I would suggest to Oscar Award winning costume designer Colleen Atwood that she google her ideas first, just to check.

      • ShieldGirl

        So….any braid is now Elsa hair? Not so much.

    • Tarah

      That coat could save my life.

    • Paigealicious

      I’ve enjoyed Lindsay Duncan since I saw her as Lady Bellaston in the A&E/BBC “Tom Jones” miniseries. She was great in “Rome,” too.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        HBO is currently repeating “Rome”, so we can all appreciate Lindsay once again.

    • http://fibonaccisequins.storenvy.com/ Danielle

      COAT PORN. I’m so ready for fall. My plaid shirts are whimpering from the back of the closet.

    • frannyprof

      I didn’t see the first one when it was in theaters. I can see it On Demand, though… should I?

      • MikeW_Vegas

        If you don’t mind Johnny Depp overacting as the Mad Hatter, then yes, see it.. Helena Bonham Carter was delightful as the Queen of Hearts, and Anne Hathaway was okay as the White Queen

        • Kent Roby

          Ugh, I had forgotten that Annie was in it. I do remember that I had trouble sitting through the entire movie, in spite of some stunning visuals.

          • boweryboy

            I agree. The visuals were amazing but the movie overall was a turd.

            • demidaemon

              This has been an unfortunate recurring occurrence with many of Burton’s recent films.

      • Fitzperry

        It’s worth seeing. It’s been awhile, but if memory serves, the plot seemed to drag in parts, but it’s visually stunning. And as T&Lo note, the costumes are glorious.

    • RescueMe23

      Seriously – How many times are they going to remake Alice in Wonderland???? I’ll stick to the original Disney version. There are so many other stories to be told and they keep remaking this one…smh.

      • MoHub

        The “original” Disney version? No one yet has captured the Lewis Carroll books. I’m still waiting for a 6-year-old Alice—6.5 in Looking Glass—as in the real originals.

        Sorry. Used to hang with people in the Lewis Carroll Society. I was the only person they knew outside the Society who had read The Hunting of the Snark.

        • RescueMe23

          I’m a literature buff, and have also read The Hunting of the Snark! And, yes, my heart will always be fond of the “original” Disney cartoon (animated) version. No need to keep remaking this.

        • boweryboy

          There’s a wonderful, slightly obscure British film version of Alice In Wonderland that came out in 1972. It featured Peter Sellers and Dudley Moore and, to this day, is the most faithful adaptation of the novel I’ve ever seen – right down to the dialogue and songs.

          It may be hard to find a copy now, but it’s worth a view if you can. The special effects were pretty impressive for it’s time. A few years back I located a DVD of it. Although the film quality was crap it brought back fond memories of watchting it as a kid on tv. My only quibble (as per usual with most Alice… films) is the actress who played Alice was a bit too old for the part.

          ETA: Alice In Wonderland is one of my all time favorite books ever. I own at least a dozen different versions of the novel from diffferent periods of time. Such a classic.

          • MoHub

            Saw it back then as it was playing at the theater I was working at, and I agree. However, the Alice more than a bit too old for the part.

        • BLauDGaspode

          Fear not, I have read it as well!

      • MartyBellerMask

        I enjoy the TV version with Tina Majorino. Gene Wilder as the mock turtle makes me cry every time I watch it.

      • Kent Roby

        I think we still need some movies to let us know what happened in her adolescent years for her to eventually end up as a waitress at Mel’s Diner.

      • conniemd

        I hated the book and the Disney movie as a kid. It’s not a kid’s movie. It’s more like a bad acid trip and I found it really scary.

    • Coleen

      Lindsey Duncan is a jewel and I will watch “Under the Tuscan Sun” over and over just to see how divine she is in it.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        We love her in HBO’s “Rome.” : )

        • Kathy

          Atia of the Julii, I call for justice.

          • Tanya Wade

            I just finished mainlining the entire two seasons in the past week. Watching her and Polly Walker go at it was Showgirls-level epic. Love her.

            • Kathy

              A lot of dramatic license was necessary in order to create a full story because there’s little information about the women in the life of Julius Caesar. I think the writers did an amazing job of showing how powerful these women must have been, and Lindsey and Polly tear. it. up.

        • MilaXX

          THIRTEEN!

      • lamamu

        She was a delightful grouch in “Le Week-End.” Loved that little film.

      • kimmeister

        I will rewatch that movie just for Sandra Oh’s character’s new take on a facial.

    • Elizabeth Szubert

      I’m not sure I’m going to be on board with this until I see something about the Jabberwock. That said, I’m with the others on the want for that coat!

    • Aidan B

      The last film was so wonderful to look at that I’m actually excited to see the sequel! I can’t wait to see the rest of the costumes. That coat is DIVINE.

    • marlie

      From what I can see, that coat on Mia is gorgeous.

      Still no desire to see the 2010 movie, though.

    • MilaXX

      Is Depp going to be in this as well. He was the worse part of 2010 version.

      • GillianHolroyd

        Have you forgotten Anne Hathaway’s simpering?

        • MilaXX

          I had, but only because Depp’s performance was the most brain searingly bad.

        • Austen Jane

          I agree that Anne was the worst part. I had to watch that movie ad nausem with my kids and learned to really appreciate the theme of knowing yourself as a woman as opposed to having it defined for you. I found it much more powerful than the hit-over-your-head themes like in Brave and to a lesser extent Frozen. Yes, I am deconstructing kids’ movies. It is what my life has come to. Lastly, I will say that I get that this Alice is WAY too old, but I like Mia as Alice.

    • boweryboy

      Ugh. Not another AIW movie. Why? Didn’t they already incorporated TTLG into the first one?

    • lunchcoma

      I miss the good old days when Alice was a kid, not a gorgeous 20-something.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        I was going to say, Mia is a bit long in the tooth to be playing Alice

    • deech_sea

      Who has the sideburns? Is that Jimmy from Downton Abbey?

    • evave2

      Why release the pictures if you can’t see anything? I mean they WANT people to see them and build buzz for the movie, right? Confusing.

      On a side note, I love Lindsay Duncan, I always like her in everything she acts.

    • Cynica

      So now Alice has to have a Frozen braid too? Damn you, Pinterest!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I didn’t know that a sequel was in the works. Love the coat, though

    • Martha Anderson

      I so want to see the rest of that coat

    • snarkykitten

      So how exactly would a sequel to a movie that was essentially a sequel work?

    • Man Dala

      I didn’t know they were shooting the sequel. I wasn’t a huge fan of the first one but I’ll watch the second one.

    • JynxTheCat

      Elsa hair

    • mez

      Baby Blanchett looking sublime.