Snow White speaks! Kristen Stewart opened up for the first time about why she didn’t return for the prequel to her 2012 film Snow White & the Huntsman — and she says it has nothing to do with her highly-publicized affair with her director, Rupert Sanders!
Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron reprised their roles, as the Huntsman and Queen Ravenna respectively, in the recently released installment of the Snow White series, The Huntsman: Winter’s War; However, Stewart’s Snow White character was cut from the film completely.
“I read a few scripts,” Stewart, 26, told Variety in a new cover story. “None of them were good. None of them were greenlight-able. And I had a meeting with Universal about the places where the story could go. Maybe Chris was more into it. I actually don’t f–king know.”
She insists that her relationship with Sanders, 45, didn’t get her fired from Winter’s War. Us Weekly exclusively broke the story in July 2012 that the actress was cheating on then-boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her much-older, married director. The two were caught kissing and cuddling in photos, and Stewart later issued a public apology for her “momentary indiscretion.” After attempting to make it work, Stewart and Pattinson called it quits in 2013, and Sanders split with his wife of 11 years, Liberty Ross, with whom he shares two young kids.
“It wasn’t a situation where I got kicked off a movie because I got in trouble,” Stewart told Variety. “We had been in talks months after [the scandal] about making something work, and it never came together.”
The Twilight star (who split from girlfriend Soko last week) eventually found out the prequel was happening in a press release. “I was like, ‘OK, cool.’ We hadn’t spoken in a long time, but I didn’t know we had broken up,” she said of the movie studio. Universal later reached out and asked if she would make a cameo as Snow White, but she declined. “So now I’m like … ‘Thank God,’” she sniped at the box office bomb, which made just around $20 million opening weekend, according to Variety.
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