Of all the things to be psyched to see in Kristen Stewart’s upcoming action adventure “Snow White and the Huntsman,” we are most enthused about the A-list girl-on-girl action that is Stewart’s Snow White vs. Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen Ravenna.
With just a few more hours to wait until “MTV First: Snow White and the Huntsman,” starting tonight at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV, here’s a little sneak peek of Theron talking about those highly anticipated fight sequences and the surprising culprit responsible for her on-set bruises.
“The costumes were more damaging than the actual fight sequences,” Theron revealed. “I was way more bruised from my costume than I was from [fighting with Stewart]. Doing a fight sequence in your sweatpants is different than wearing an 80-pound steel thing. I don’t know, you were in leather,” she said to her co-star Chris Hemsworth. “It’s different. [Stewart] was in full metal, I was in full metal, just getting down, it took us four hours,” she said, speaking of the complex setting involved in filming her showdown with Stewart.
The “Young Adult” actress has been reluctant to divulge any gory details about their climactic fight scenes, but she did offer up some praise for the “Twilight” star.
“She was a good fight,” Theron said. The bitch brought it!”
Speaking of those precarious costumes, the film’s Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood recently told us that despite the metal confinements, Theron knew how to work it in her dark and dangerous-looking wardrobe.
“You can’t design for [Queen] Ravenna without having Charlize to work the costume. We had a great time,” Atwood said. “She wanted to have fun with it and not be too strapped into the cliché of an evil queen. She wanted to be a person too and later becomes sort of mad.
“The [costumes] get more and more spectral and bug-like as the movie progresses,” Atwood continued. “There are a lot of elements of death in her costume, so we used lots of feathers, skulls, small bones. The fun of the design was doing the film equivalent of a couture costume, couture dress,” she said.
Don’t miss “MTV First: Snow White and the Huntsman” tonight at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV, followed by a Q&A with Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin on MTV.com!