Kristen reveals the shocking reason why she decided to play Snow White — do you know what it is?
Kristen Stewart wants you to forget everything you know about Snow White, especially the Disney version of the flick. The 21-year-old actress stars in the upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman and she says at first she didn’t want to star in the film.
“My first reaction was, ‘No Way. I’m not doing the franchise movies,’” Kristen tells Empire Magazine. “I’m used to doing smaller-scale movies. Twilight was my first experience of that scale, and I never expected that to be so big. But it’s weird what speaks to you … It certainly wasn’t like, ‘What is this going to do for my career?’ The film’s about identity issues and stepping up to the plate. I’m pretty impulsive and it just grabbed me.”
This is nothing like her methodical character Bella Swan who carefully plans out every move of her life! Kristen says although the film is unlike previous adaptations, it definitely maintains Snow White’s innocence.
“I don’t think I traditionally knew anything of Snow White other than the Disney version, and that is really quite different from the original story, which is much more [sinister and bloody],” Kristen says. “There are obviously real changes to our story, but in terms of who she is, which is very much the innocent, I think we’re really in keeping with the original character.”
Do you think Kristen is now choosing roles more like herself?
— Chloe Melas