Producer Joe Roth talks about the casting of Stewart, as well as the vision for this new type of Snow White: â€śWe all felt convinced that Snow White was not shy but somebody who was an aggressive, assertive, positive Joan of Arc-like figure,â€ť he explains. â€śWe originally were looking for an unknown to play the character, in the same way we did on Alice in Wonderland, where we found Mia Wasikowska. However, [director Rupert Sanders] and I decided to fly down to New Orleans, where the last Twilight film was being shot, and sat and talked to Kristen. â€¦ She really did her homework for this role. She spent four months riding horses and four months with an English accent.â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re not trying to take Snow White and turn her on her side; we stay very true to who she is in the story,â€ť Stewart suggests, adding that part of the purity of her character is Snow Whiteâ€™s absolute lack of vanity. â€śShe just has none. In almost every other role you play, youâ€™re at least aware of yourself and might have to play a girl dealing with vanity as she grows into a woman. The fact that Snow White has absolutely none of that, and Ravenna has the ultimate opposite, says something very nice about what people find beautiful in life.â€ť
Snow White and the Huntsman is available starting Sept. 11 on Video On Demand. Check your cable system for availability.