'Snow White' Star Sam Claflin Reveals 'Mirror Mirror' Audition

'I think Armie Hammer was always their #1 choice,' he says of ending up alongside Kristen Stewart in 'Huntsman' instead.

"Snow White and the Huntsman" star Sam Claflin apparently had enough charm to be up for the role of the prince in both big-screen adaptations of the classic Snow White fairy tale. In the end, the "Mirror Mirror" producers had their eye on a different young man.

"I think Armie Hammer was always their #1 choice," the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" star told Teen.com. "But I kind of saw more similarities in their prince and the part I played in 'Pirates,' whereas [with this] I thought I wanted to pick up a sword and I wanted to do a bit of fighting and get a bit grittier and hopefully sort of open a few more doors for me."

Claflin isn't the only one adding some grit to his part: Kristen Stewart's version of Snow is light-years away from "Mirror" star Lily Collins'. "She tends to sort of not be in any princess-like costumes, which is good for her and kind of gives her that badass sort of fighting spirit, I suppose," Claflin said of the armor-clad heroine. "But she looks pretty damned awesome. Thumbs up."

"Snow White and the Huntsman," which also stars Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman and Charlize Theron as the film's Evil Queen, opens this summer. A trailer for the darker take on the "Snow" story dropped back in November and gave fans an eyeful of what they should expect from the film, which includes snowy landscapes and even chillier emotions.

"Snow White and the Huntsman" follows Stewart's Snow White and her hunting mentor. After the evil queen, Ravenna, calls for her death, Hemsworth's Huntsman takes it upon himself to train Snow to fight off the Evil Queen after he disobeys her and allows her to live against the queen's orders.

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