Nigella Lawson Was Inspiration for Alice Character
Director Burton saw White Queen in celeb chef
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2010 10:57 PM CST

(Newser) – British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson was an inspiration for the White Queen character in his Alice in Wonderland, director Tim Burton says. “She’s really beautiful and she does all this cooking, but then there’s this glint in her eye,” Burton tells the Los Angeles Times of the Anne Hathaway role in the movie out March 5, “and when you see it you go, ‘Oh, whoa, she’s like really ... nuts.’ I mean in a good way. Well, maybe. I don’t know.”