Helen Mirren as Prospera in 'The Tempest'It's always an event when someone takes a Shakespeare play from stage to screen, and when director Julie Taymor weighs in, it's sure to be visually stunning.

Moviefone got a chance to chat with the stars of 'The Tempest,'Helen Mirren, Russell Brand and Djimon Hounsou, at the film's press junket this week. Hounsou talked about the hours and hours of makeup sittings he had to endure, Mirren talked about the decision to change the lead character to a woman, and Brand? Well, he told me that the definition of evil is dressing up cats.

'The Tempest' opens December 10. Check out the video after the jump.
The Tempest
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A vengeful sorceress (Helen Mirren) unleashes her powers against shipwrecked enemies. Read More

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