Rochelle Rojas Acts as Historical Consultant for The Last Witch Hunter

Rochelle Rojas had the opportunity to serve as an historical consultant for the upcoming film The Last Witch Hunter, starring Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, and Michael Caine. Rochelle met with the director, Breck Eisner, and two lead writers to discuss the storyline. While it is undoubtedly a fantasy film, it was striking to note the parallels between their imaginative creations of witchcraft and the realities of witch belief Rochelle found in the Spanish archives. The highlight of this experience was meeting privately with the protagonist, the 'lead witch' Rose Leslie (Ygritte, Game of Thrones) and sharing some detailed anecdotes from the witch trials in Navarra. Rochelle considered it an honor to relate the haunting tale of Graciana Belca, convicted of witchcraft in 1561, and to witness Graciana's experience genuinely move a Hollywood actress towards an understanding of how frightening and hopeless an accusation of witchcraft could be in the early modern world. History came to life at that moment, and a tear or two may have been shed.