Kristen Stewart Talks SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and How the Grueling Shoot “Wrecked” Her Thumb

     May 31, 2012

kristen stewart snow white and the huntsman interview

Snow White and the Huntsman opens this Friday, and it will be a big test of Kristen Stewart‘s staying power in the business as her first big tentpole movie outside the Twilight franchise.  Stewart plays Snow White in the re-imagining, a young woman who has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), which proves useful when the evil queen (Charlize Theron) sets out to destroy the only person in the land fairer than her.  Nick Frost, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, and Ian McShane also star in Rupert Sanders‘ directorial debut.

Stewart sounds up to the challenge in an interview with our partners at Omelete.  She talks about how physically difficult the shoot was (she describes her thumb as “wrecked”), her appreciation for Sanders’ desire to use in-camera effects wherever possible, and explains why horses are more terrifying the rats.  Hit the jump to watch the interview.

Kristen Stewart Time Index

  • Discusses how this Snow White re-imagining was pitched to her.
  • 1:00 – Says the shoot felt dangerous: “Anytime you see any of us on screen looking cold, uncomfortable, pained, or in fear, it’s usually because we are.”
  • 1:25 – She felt bad for how the rats were treated in the rat scene.  They were cute “pet rats,” and so not scary.  She was afraid of the horses, though.
  • 2:30 – More on how physically hard the shoot was: “I probably pulled every single muscle in my whole body.  My thumb was wrecked.”
  • 3:30 – Sanders used in-camera effects wherever possible to force perspective with the actors who played the dwarves.

Click here for all our Huntsman coverage or browse the links below for recent posts:


Latest News