The lovely ladies of Oz the Great and Powerful – Michelle Williams (Glinda the good witch), Rachel Weisz (the Wicked Witch of the East), and Mila Kunis (the Wicked Witch of the West) – cover InStyle’s March Spring Fashion issue. Michelle, who is mom to 7-year-old daughter Matilda, and Rachel, mom to 6-year-old son Henry, open up about family life.
Michelle on the positive public reaction to her relationship with Jason Segel: “If people are happy about it that makes me feel good because in my head the opposite is often true — that people fault or blame you for things. That’s really painful. You wish they would just want you to be happy, for your kid to be happy, and for you to have a good life and do good work. Any kind sentiment that the world can feed back, well, I won’t turn it down.” She adds: “The other day I was out there all bundled up and the sun was shining and I realized I was smiling in a way I hadn’t in a long time. The roses in my cheeks weren’t from makeup for once. It was a perfect moment.”
Michelle on keeping Matilda’s baby items: “I keep things for sentimental reasons. I’ve kept all of Matilda’s baby clothes. even the ones with stains and rips.”
Michelle on cooking and cleaning: “I cook and clean a lot these days. I’m in a very domestic cycle and I happen to love it. I feel like this is a real expression of my love for my daughter. Not the only one, but an important one. As a parent, you want the kid to come back to a place where it seems like the walls are made of feather down.”
Michelle on Matilda asking ‘tough’ questions: “The other day I was with my daughter at a newsstand and she turned to me and said, ‘Mommy, why do all those ladies have their boobs out?’ And I was going to talk about the power dynamic and society, but I just said, ‘Sweetie, I really just don’t know.’ She just wagged her little head.”
Rachel on having a “mommy playdate”: “Michelle’s daughter and my son are about the same age, so they went to camp together, and we took them bowling. It was really fun for me and Michelle too, because you don’t get that many mommy playdates in our business.”