“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.”
Director Rupert Sanders: “Kristen Stewart is realy strong as Snow White. She makes such great instinctual decisions and truly inhabits her character. It helped me to write her character, spending time with her, seeing the character through her eyes. She was an intrinsic part of creating the character.”
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Spending time with Kristen Stewart made Charlize Theron feel like a teenager again.
The 36-year-old actress plays Evil Queen Ravenna opposite Kristen, 21, as Snow White in the new movie ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and working with the young starlet made Charlize feel like she was reliving her youth.
She explained to Mexico’s Vanidades magazine: “From the moment we met there was this amazing chemistry between us. We had a great time filming that movie. I really hope people enjoy it. Filming it made me feel like a teenager, like I was 12. The movie itself is a very ambitious project, and to me playing Ravenna was a lot of fun.”
Although she felt like a teenager on set, Charlize was impressed by ‘Twilight Saga’ star Kristen’s maturity and also her fighting skills.
She said: “Kristen is only 21 … I remember when I was that age. Her performance is fantastic. In fact, she’s quite the fighter.”
Charlize has previously revealed Kristen put up a good fight in their big battle scene, saying: “She was a good fight! The bitch brought it.”