The Twilight star talks embodying a fairytale and Chris Hemsworth’s Lord of the Rings obsession …
“Bella and Snow White both come to find that they’re leaders. I mean, that’s definitely a similarity. They’re very, very, very different people. Also, everyone’s telling them ‘No.’ And both of them see the light. Both of them are a little more intuitive, and for whatever reason spiritually connected. Their gut is always dead right.
“It’s strange playing a character that you could never truly embody. Her spirit affects people in such a way that – you know, I can’t have Snow White’s effect on people. I can’t actually be completely selfless, because nobody is. You can only really play a character like that and play it with an awful load of integrity in a fairytale. She’s fully formed but far-fetched from the reality that we live in. She’s strong in a very different way than you’d expect. You see the degradation of the people, and it’s like she’s a voodoo doll. If they’re in pain, she’s in pain.
“It takes her the whole movie basically to become who I’m talking about now. It’s a total identity movie. It’s all about not finding yourself, but actually just being okay with who you known you always have been, and not being ashamed of being the only one who sees the light. It’s an enormous burden and she;s so stunned, She was put away when she wa seven years old and her mother and father were killed in front of her. We’re not doing the version of a fairytale that wouldn’t deal with all of those things, where you just sort of skim over all those things.
“Chris is an amazing, nice guy and also has great instincts. He can roll with everything on set. He’s really relaxed, whereas I’m always like, ‘Oh my god!’ He’s a good energy for me. I really like working with him. He is obsessed with The Lord of the Rings and he was always, like, humming Enya when we were trudging up the mountain. I was saying, ‘You should do a remake of Lord of the Rings. Why are you doing this? We’re doing Snow White and the Huntsman, Chris!”