In front of Mikael Jansson’s lens Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart go slightly goth for the June/July 2012 issue of Interview magazine. Styled by Karl Templer, the lovely co-stars were interviewed by film critic Elvis Mitchell, about their upcoming film “Snow White and the Huntsman.”
Kirsten: On Playing Snow White
“The tricky thing is that you can’t have Snow White’s effect on people. I can’t have this supernatural light that sort of instantly affects those around me. There were things that I needed to believe, even though it was hard at times. But I did because the fantasy part of it was written well. You know how you meet people in life sometimes where you go, ‘Wow, you’ve got this energy …’ This is just sort of a heightened version of that.
Charlize Theron: On the movement in ‘Snow White’:
“I move a lot in this film. It was important for me to get across this sense of urgency. I think it was also that I needed to find out why my character, Queen Ravenna, was going mad. At first, I didn’t really understand why she was evil or losing her mind, but once I understood that it wasn’t just the fact that her mortality relied upon finding Snow White, and that knowing that and not being able to do anything and being stuck in a castle . . . Well, I think that would be maddening for somebody like her. It reminded me a lot of Jack Nicholson’s character in The Shining —that idea that you’re stuck in this place and you can’t escape it, that cabin fever. All that stuff made me realize that Ravenna had to move. So a lot of that is in the movie. She has areas in the castle where she has more energy, like in this “fire” room where her mirror is, so she spends a lot of time there. And the moment that she does become still is really heartbreaking because it’s almost like watching an animal that should never be still, like a wild cat, become still. It just doesn’t feel right.”
Full editorial & interview at InterviewMagazine.com!