Kristen Stewart may have found her first major post-Twilight role with Snow White and the Huntsman. The film is a darker take on the classic children’s tale that will feature the Huntsman as a co-headliner instead of a small, supporting character. According to Deadline, the actress has become a frontrunner to play the young, damsel in distress.
The studio has been testing various actresses for the part, and Stewart is leading the pack.
The new take sees an expanded role for the Huntsman - in the fairy tale, he is ordered to take Snow White into the woods and kill her, but instead lets her go – and according to sources the two are chained together for part of the movie as they make their escape. And no, the Huntsman is not a love interest for our leading lady, the prince is very much in the picture. Instead, he acts like a mentor and teaches the young woman how to fight and survive.
Many actors have been rumored for the part of the Huntsman including Johnny Depp, Tom Hardy, and Michael Fassbender. The latter has just signed on for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus so he’s out of the picture, and Depp’s schedule is always packed so that’s a long shot.
As for the possibility of Stewart in this role, we don’t think she’s a bad actress, but she does have mannerisms that often distract from her performance. Could we really see her as Snow White?
What do you think of Stewart as a possibility?