Lily Collins and Kristen Stewart might be both playing the same fairytale character, but Lily says rumors of a rivalry between her project, “Mirror Mirror,” and “Snow White & The Huntsman” are simply laughable.
“It’s funny, I mean, they are so different, they couldn’t be more different,” Lily told Billy Bush at the “Mirror Mirror” junket in Los Angeles on Monday, when asked about Kristen’s upcoming fairytale movie (opening on June 1).
“Kristen and I have laughed about the fact that we’re apparently ‘rivals.’ And it’s just funny to us,” she continued. “I’m excited for her and that version is so utterly different than ours. I think that people are going to get different things out of each one.”
The 22-year-old actress said the story about the fairest in the land is worth two versions.
“There’s always two sides to a story, so it’s interesting to see two different versions,” she explained. “[Mine] is more of like a comedic adventure, [and hers is] more edgy and dark.”
“She’s definitely a born leader,” says Stewart, who plays Snow White, stepdaughter of the evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) in this dark and twisted verison of the fairy tale. “I mean, it’s literally pumping through those veins, but it’s been taken from her. She was put away when she was seven years old and her mother and her father were killed basically right in front of her. And 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. It’s like all of these things are actually really important to the characters. She bleeds for her land and her people, and that’s just such a cool concept for me because it’s other people caring about people. I mean, she’s strong. She can kick ass. I think she genuinely lacks that innate fear of death that we all have. She’s got serious, fierce survival, not skills but insights. But she isn’t afraid of anything.”