Michelle Williams Plays Funny Word Game to Keep Away Press Boredom


Michelle Williams gets a little bored during press tours for new film Oz The Great And Powerful so she and the rest of the cast have come up with a way to keep the boredom at bay. Before each interview session happens, they pick a weird word which they have to try and work into their answers and it can actually prove a difficult task. Michelle explained how it works:

“Everybody’s very nice but we tend to get the same questions… We play a game to stave off the boredom… It’s a word game because you sit in this dark room for about four hours… You kind of go on autopilot and you check out a little bit, but not if you play this game. The game is that… before the person (interviewer) comes in (the crew) gives you a word and you have to find a way to integrate this word into the three questions that they would ask about the Wizard of Oz. It is a very fun game.”

Michelle was challenged to use the words ‘pumpernicklel’ and ‘Bigfoot’ and she managed to work in both, but she admits that it was a little hard for a situation to arise where it was appropriate:

“They (the reporter) asked me what it was like to fly and what it felt like flying in a harness. Thank god they asked me about the harness because I was able to say, ‘You can’t eat a lot of pumpernickel sandwiches’… The hardest though was ‘bigfoot’… It took me three interviews. Part of the fun is getting it immediately, but bigfoot is hard, and then luckily someone asked me, ‘If I were a magician, what would my magician name be?’ and I saw it shining in front of me: ‘The Amazing Bigfoot’!”