SAN DIEGO (AP) — Elijah Wood isn’t just a star of “The Last Witch Hunter.” He apparently knows one of witches’ most intimate secrets.
“I’m actually a real fan of witches,” Wood said in an interview at Comic-Con, adding that he’d like to see more of them on the big screen.
“There’s another witch movie coming out in around October or November called ‘The Witch.’ It’s also very good,” he said. “So we might see this as a cycle, which I would be fine with because I just feel like no one is exploring witches. They’re terrifying.”
The 34-year-old actor also knows a bit of their lore: He said the origin of witches flying on broomsticks came from a real pastime.
“There was a salve that they used to put on brooms that would make them high. And they would sit on the broomstick, which would then go into their bloodstream, if you know what I mean, and it would make these women high,” he said. “That’s where the myth behind the flying witch comes from: a real application of this sort of hallucinogen. It’s awesome. We don’t get into that in ‘The Last Witch Hunter,’ however.”
The film is set for release in October.