After the release of an impressive first trailer, expectations for “Snow White and the Huntsman” shot sky high. All of the sudden, a film that people knew almost nothing about aside from its star-studded cast led by Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, became one of the most anticipated movies of 2012.
But the question lingers for many fans: can Kristen Stewart carry a film that isn’t “Twilight”? She didn’t speak a word in the trailer, which depended largely on a perfectly evil Charlize Theron to sell the film, and potential Twi-hard backlash could sink “SWATH” before it even hits theaters.
One of Snow White’s trusted dwarves, Nick Frost, assured MTV News that Stewart does more than enough to prove herself.
“It was our last day on Friday, and she has kind of a big rabble rousing speech, and she’s great. She’s fun on set. She’s a fantastic actress,” said Frost while promoting “The Adventures of Tintin.”
Frost feels that people can discount Stewart unfairly because of her previous work, but there are a few things they don’t keep in mind. “I think people forget she’s fairly young still, but she’s dedicated and she wants to do a good job,” he said. “Often, I don’t think people take that into consideration. She’s doing ‘Twilight’ and stuff like that, but she’s dedicated.”
It’s the combination of Stewart’s age and the amount of work that “SWATH” demanded that really left an impression on Frost. “How old is she? Twenty-three, twenty-four?” Frost asked. “I don’t know that many twenty-three or twenty-four year-olds that get picked up at 4 am and work until 10 at night, six days a week. She comes on set smiling and laughing, and she knows her lines.”