“Breaking Dawn” won’t fully finish the “Twilight” saga until part two arrives in theaters next fall. But even before Kristen Stewart puts Bella Swan behind her, she’ll be stepping into another iconic character’s shoes — or armor, as it were.
Stewart is the star of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” director Rupert Sanders’ take on the classic fairy tale about the fairest maiden of them all. But don’t call this Snow White a maiden — in Sanders’ vision, Stewart’s Snow is a sword-wielding, armor-clad warrior training under the tutelage of the titular huntsman, played by “Thor” star Chris Hemsworth. Those involved with “Huntsman” have already drawn comparisons to “Lord of the Rings,” and it’s not just because of their similarities in style… if all goes well, “Snow White” could launch a brand new franchise for Stewart.
But having already participated in five “Twilight” films, some of the most hotly watched movies in recent memory, is Stewart really ready for another franchise? We put that question to the star during “MTV First: ’Breaking Dawn – Part 1′” — our exclusive sit-down with “Twilight” stars Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner — and she explained why she’s more than happy to continue on with the “Snow White” brand.
“To be totally candid and honest with you, when I first signed on to this thing, the idea of doing another franchise was like, ’Whoa. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,'” she told MTV News, speaking of her reluctance to accept another franchise so soon after “Twilight” was behind her. “It was something that was so far outside my realm of thinking. I was so focused on the first one, that I was like, ’Yeah, maybe. Maybe.'”
Something changed along the way, however. Now, Stewart is whistling a very different tune, and is more than a little bit pleased with her work on “Huntsman.”
“Now I’ve got stars in my eyes,” she said. “I’m literally over the moon about what I’m doing right now. I can’t imagine that I would say [’no’]. Yes, I would love to.”
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