‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Two Surprising Stars: China Girl and Monkey
The ultra cute China Girl is played by Joey King in 'Oz the Great and Powerful' (Photo: Walt Disney/Getty)
Director Sam Raimi, Disney animators and, 13-year-old actress Joey King worked in symphony to create perhaps the cutest little 3D animated character that movie-going audiences have seen. And Finley, an expressive, funny flying monkey, played by Zach Braff, steals almost as much attention.
"They were there for every scene," James Franco told Yahoo! Movies during a recent interview, explaining that King and Braff were much more involved behind the scenes than one might assume. "I would even do takes opposite the other actors," the leading man of "Oz" added.
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China Girl is truly a scene stealer as she latches on to Oz (James Franco), tearfully begging him to take her along in his quest to destroy a wicked witch -- a moment reminiscent of Puss in Boots flashing his giant wide eyes in his bid for sympathy in "Shrek 2" (2004).
Yeah, she's that cute.
King in the beginning of 'Oz' (Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)
The marriage of innovative visual artistry and King's earnest delivery make for a heart-wrenching and endearing character.