Exclusive Mackenzie Foy Interview: The Nutcracker and The Four Realms

It was an honor to interview Mackenzie Foy she’s excited about The Nutcracker And Four Realms. Checkout what she had to say about the movie and much more.

How does it feel to be a classical holiday character now?

It was fun! What’s beautiful about the Nutcracker that it’s such a beloved story throughout many years. It’s fun to be able to play a character that so many people all over the world can relate to and have kind like this childhood connection.  Seeing the ballet when they were young I think that’s important to be able to do.

Could you tell me what was your favorite costume you wore during the movie?

I wore quite a few costumes in the film which was fun. They were all handmade and very intricate. I love the purple party dress because of the bustle I have a couple bustles in the film. I have a proper cage kind of like a bum pad it was cute. A lot of detail went into the costume design, from the tights, the shoes, skirt layers, bodices, and the corset. So, I have a very high respect for all of the costumes they have kind of a different character to them which like part of Clara’s evolution.


What was it like to get the call that you were going to be Clara with the movie?

I was doing my hair when my mom ran in and was like the Director on the phone. I put a towel on my and answered the director was like, would you, would you be our Clara? Yes, oh my goodness you thank you so much. 

The cast is amazing, do you have any funny stories that you can tell us?

Jayden and I always got into mischief hoarding chocolates and stuff on the set. What was fun we filmed in the winter during Christmas. There was a little competition within the departments to see who could decorate their trailer, and we went all out. 

What is your favorite scene in the film and why?

Misty Copeland performs a dance scene. It’s quite beautiful when you see her in the trailers and stuff she’s walking through and this castle pops up and the flowers open in the ground. Those were real there were people cranking them If you look in the background behind the chairs all of the extras are color-coded. They kind of have an ombre effect. What was wrapped around the set was this canvas of night sky. They poked giant holes in and put stone lights behind it looked like stars. The sets in this film are very intricate, and that one was one of my favorites scenes just because it was so beautiful. 

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift.A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant  Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale. 



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