Did you know? Tim Burton and Johnny Depp strove to give the Mad Hatter more depth and presence than in past portrayals. They even swapped sketches and themes for the character prior to creating this new version. Read More
The Red Queen played by Helena Bonham Carter is a combination of two characters from the books. The Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass is a chess piece who competes with the White Queen. The Queen of Hearts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a playing-card with anger management issues, decapitation mania, and fondness for flamingo-and-hedgehog croquet. Thus, while the White Queen's army is chess-themed, the Red Queen's army is playing-card themed.
Tim Burton and Johnny Depp strove to give the Mad Hatter more depth and presence than in past portrayals. They even swapped sketches and themes for the character prior to creating this new version.
Anne Hathaway was initially offered the title role of Alice, but she turned it down because it was too similar to other roles she had previously played. However, she was keen to work with Burton, so was pleased to be cast as the White Queen. She shot all of her scenes in two weeks.
Johnny Depp, despite liking "an obstacle" while filming, admitted that he found the process of filming in front of a greenscreen "exhausting", and that he felt "befuddled by the end of the day".
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