Kristen Stewart wasn’t at a loss for words when she met with Matt Lauer this morning (May 31) to talk about her latest film “Snow White and the Huntsman.” It’s a lot scarier, she says, but that’s not all.
“We have a very classic idea of Snow White,” she adds.
“We just sort of rip her heart out, stomp on it and shove it back in her chest to see if it will still beat. And it definitely does.”
With that Matt’s eyes widened. “So my five year old?” he asked, curious to know if it might upset the toddler set.
“When I was five I watched a lot of scary movies, so it depends,” Kristen replied.
Al Roker and Ann Curry were also on hand outside the studio with Matt and he wanted to know about the stunt work.
(We’re these subjects canned or what?)
Kristen said there was much less choreography than she expected for fight scenes, especially when it came to sword play. She was almost left to her own devices to slash at will.
The movie, which also stars Sam Claflin, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth, opens this weekend. So far reviews are running about 50-50 among critics. But the movie is eagerly anticipated among movie goers. More than 90 percent said they can’t wait to see it, according to rottentomatoes, a web site that tracks reviews.
“A bold rethinking of a familiar old story and striking design elements are undercut by a draggy mid-section and undeveloped characters,” writes Todd McCarthy in The Hollywood Reporter, panning the film.
But Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert was effusive in his praise.”Snow White and the Huntsman” reinvents the legendary story in a film of astonishing beauty and imagination,” he writes.
Check out Kristen’s interview below: