Kristen Stewart can now be on the big screen in the modern take on the Snow White fairytale “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Though the role is very different from her work on the “Twilight” franchise, she didn't choose it on purpose to distance herself from it.
For the past weeks, Stewart has been doing a lot of promo work for “Snow White” and, as expected, comparisons to her character in “Twilight,” the rather apathetic Bella Swan, did arise.
Speaking to LA Times' 24 Frames, she says she did not choose the part of the warrior princess Snow White on purpose to distance herself from her vampire-loving angsty teen in “Twilight.”
It was just a coincidence, she stresses.
“People are going to think that it's me trying to either distance myself from 'Twilight' or try to prove myself beyond it or whatever,” Kristen says, well aware of the kind of media attention she can – and does – command.
“But it's [just] good timing. I think it's all fallen off the truck in a really lucky way. But it's totally not my doing,” she adds.
Asked whether she could ever rank her performance or at least say whether playing Snow White meant entering a new stage for her, Kristen aims at diplomacy in her answer.
“'Twilight' means so much to me, but it doesn't stand out in terms of –... Everything I do needs to be really important. ['Snow White'] is neither better or worse than anything I've done,” she says.
Embedded at the end of this article you will also find a video of Kristen's rather brief appearance on The Today show.
In the interview, she says she believes their “Snow White” is “a whole lot scarier” and tries to explain the idea behind this new approach to a story many of us grew up with.
She also talks about punching co-star Chris Hemsworth in the face during a scene, and stresses she never meant to harm him – “he just got too close.”
Check it out.
“Snow White and the Huntsman” is playing in theaters in many territories as of last night. Here is our review of it.