Anne Hathaway Plays Supreme Witch In Roald Dahl's Witches

And we're loving her look already.
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The witches are back, and just in time for Halloween! Anne Hathaway plays the main protagonist of The Witches - based on the book by Roald Dahl. The show starts streaming from 28 October on various streaming platforms including Apple +, Amazon Prime, YouTube and HBO Max.

The 37-year-old Oscar star posted on Instagram a backstage photo of the set, with detail of her gothic makeup playing the Supreme Witch,  featuring 60s hair, with a scar on her cheeks like the Joker.  “The Witches” is in fact an adaptation of the film Who Is Afraid of Witches starring Anjelica Huston. However, in the 1990s film the Supreme Witch sported a smooth bob in dark brown with straight bangs and scarlet lipstick. Anne comes as a more Tim Burton-styled witch, with a look that ranges from colours black and white, lace, transparencies and above all maximalist jewellery. In the trailer, Anne, who plays Lilith, has a weird Russian accent, a passion for hats, black cats, and a ferocious hatred of mice and children.

On Sunday, Anne Hathaway posted a backstage Instagram photo of her makeup on the set of The Witches, with the caption "Resting witch face" or " Resting witch face " #TheWitchesMovie" and not only looks  well, terribly evil, but wins with that brilliant caption.


Just yesterday, the actress also shared an old childhood photo of herself as a young child, dressed like a witch, with a swipe through to an image of her as Supreme witch for the movie and a caption that read, " How it started ➡️ how it’s going."

A couple of days after posting her hair and makeup, Hathaway brought us behind the scenes of what it took to make her monstrous masks (which in the film are the real face of the witches) designed for her character. The video in hyperlapse showed the team creating prosthetic molds to perfectly fit her face, essentially making her look as terrifying as possible on screen. 

Official Trailer The Witches

And what about all her stylish looks she wore during the movie? You just have to wait to find out. but apparently, names like Prada and Chanel seem to be confirmed in her Supreme Witch's closet. 

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