Ever since it was announced that “Twilight” superstar Kristen Stewart had signed up to play yet another beloved character, Snow White, in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” her rabid fans have been eagerly anticipating news of who would play her Prince Charming. The lucky man is British actor Sam Claflin, whom you will soon see in the upcoming blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”
When MTV caught up with Claflin and his “Pirates” co-star Astrid Berges-Frisbey recently, we asked the young actor about working with Stewart.
“I’m very excited,” he said. “I’m a big fan of her work. I’m truly sort of flabbergasted — that’s a good word, I love that.”
“She’s lucky,” Berges-Frisbey chimed in about Claflin.
“No, I’m very lucky,” Claflin said with a smile. “Very, very lucky.”
“They are really lucky [to have him],” Berges-Frisbey continued. “Because Sam is such a good actor and such a good partner. He’s really generous.”
“I’m just looking forward to getting my teeth into something new as well,” Claflin said. “I’ve never had so much fun [as I did] doing [’Pirates’], working with Astrid and all the other actors. Being able to get my teeth into something new is something I’m really looking forward to.”
Based on the legendary fairy tale, “Snow White and the Hunstman” follows the titular princess after the evil queen Ravenna calls for her death, centering on the huntsman who disobeys orders and allows the fair maiden to live. The updated story will break from convention by having the huntsman mentor and train Snow White to fight off Ravenna herself. The evil queen will be played by Charlize Theron, and the search is on for a new huntsman — the current rumored contender being “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth.
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