Sharp-eyed viewers of the new trailer for "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" may notice a familiar face where it doesn't belong – namely, in the damn trailer at all, joked recent Oscar winner Tilda Swinton, whose character, the White Witch, can be seen in clips for the film but not in the film itself.
"I'm dead! I don't know what they're doing there," she laughed. "What are they playing at? Isn't she dead? I [certainly] thought so!"
Still, it didn't surprise Swinton that her face popped up, even if she was never contacted.
"They have my image in their computer bank. They can do whatever they want," she said. "They can make me sell whatever they want."
Just give it a couple more years for the hard sell, Tilda. While fans of the C.S. Lewis series can tell you that the White Witch is nowhere to be seen in "Prince Caspian," she is a major character in "The Magician's Nephew," the sixth book written in the series (although the first chronologically). Assuming one a year, Disney should be getting to it in, oh, let's say 2013.
Just enough time for her kids to grow up, perhaps, given that Swinton says she won't be making it to a screening of the new adventures in Narnia.
"I doubt I'll get there. My children don't let me see those films," she said. "They say they're too loud!"