Kristen Stewart’s ‘Snow White’ alter-ego full of ‘gusto’


Kristen Stewart admits she loved playing Snow White though she “hates” girl power films. The 22-year-old actress has revealed that she enjoys portraying physically and mentally strong characters and was excited to play Snow White in her latest movie ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ because her alter-ego has “gusto”. “I hate girl power movies, when the people you’re rooting for are not girls. That’s what I was attracted to,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling BANG Showbiz. “I’ve always wanted to find a role where I can challenge myself physically, I really like getting the opportunity to hurt myself for the job but what I loved was that Snow White is someone who has the gusto but she’s not a dude. “She remains, steady. I’m not built to be physically strong, you have to outsmart someone, you have to be physically and mentally quicker, you have to have a strong heart,” she said. Stewart-who stars as vampire Bella Swan in the ‘Twilight Saga’ franchise-was keen to play Snow White to “push” herself and she particularly enjoyed playing the character when she overcame fears within the storyline. “Nothing is that simple. Every time Snow White has to do something and not be crippled by fear I’m into that, one of the things I wanted to do was see how far I could push myself. “The reason they hire these big huge burly dudes to work on these movies is because it’s hard,” she added. The film is a reworking of the classic fairytale, with Stewart as a more powerful heroine, who is locked up by the evil queen for a decade, before escaping and becoming a warrior. Stewart was never a great fan of the Disney movie. There’s a big similarity between Snow White and Twilight, she says, in that, “there’s a stage of life represented in both movies that is so impassioned, and it doesn’t know why yet,” she takes a big breath, “it was so intense,” she laughs.