When I first heard that Kristen Stewart (aka K-Stew, aka Bella, aka That Really Awkward Actress Who Somehow Snagged RPattz) had been chosen to play Snow White in the upcoming action-adventure take on the classic fairy tale, I cringed. Absolutely nothing about her jibed with the image I had in my head (which was, admittedly, biased by the animated Disney film) of a graceful, innocent, and liable to burst into song beauty to whom forest animals, dwarfs and Prince Charmings flock.
And if you’ll notice in the new trailer for Snow White & the Huntsman, there’s actually not a heck of a lot of Stewart in it. The focus is most definitely on the Evil Queen, played by Charlize Theron. Yes, I realize that Stewart’s Snow White isn’t supposed to be like the Disney version but rather more of a fugitive warrior chick, but still—I can’t help but wonder if there’s a reason she’s not really featured in this otherwise impressive preview.
Here’s one of the film’s more elaborate posters:
What are your first impressions? I’m really liking what I’ve seen so far and hope that K-Stew plays second fiddle to Theron (and Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth in The Huntsman role) throughout. The visuals look pretty darn cool and Theron—judging from these short clips—has totally nailed the Evil Queen. We’ll find out for sure on June 1, 2012!
Redbox movies from the cast of Snow White & the Huntsman:
- Chris Hemsworth in Thor, on DVD and Blu-ray
- Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga films (limited availability in some locations)
- Charlize Theron in The Italian Job
- Ian McShane and Sam Claflin in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, on DVD and Blu-ray
Fairy tales at Redbox: