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Bette Midler Gave Taylor Henderson the Sweetest Advice for Playing Young Winifred in ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

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Sistahs! Hocus Pocus 2 introduced a new generation of Sanderson sisters — and Bette Midler shared her best advice with the actress playing Young Winifred.“Bette said to embody the character more than I think is necessary.

Bigger is always better with her,” Taylor Henderson, who played the younger version of the eldest witch, told Today in an interview published on Thursday, October 6. “She said to use what Winifred has to be the character — the hair, the hands, the teeth.

Oh my God! When I put the teeth in for the first time that helped me so much to become her better.”The 15-year-old, who booked the part in September of 2021, revealed that she “watched [Hocus Pocus] every Halloween for as long as I can remember,” but after landing an audition for the sequel, the Evil Lives Here star played the film over 40 more times to properly prepare.Over the course of two months, the Texas native carefully studied Midler, now 76, in the 1993 original – who she was a person, her relationship with sisters Mary (Kathy Najimy) and Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and her mannerisms on screen.“When you watch the [first] movie, that’s something that you notice about Winifred — that weird thing she’s doing with her hands with her fingers by her face.

I thought it was really important to add that in because obviously she does it a lot,” Henderson said of her character study. “Winnie is always moving.

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