The Music.com.au Kristen Stewart believes that most people’s notion of Snow White is the sweet, demure Disney version of the character (“unless they read a lot of fairy tales as a kid, which I didn’t), and so she admits that she didn’t really see the potential of a new Snow White story when she first heard about the film.
“I didn’t really see why anyone would want to join her cause,” she says. “Back
when the Disney version was made, being a caretaker, being delicate and
sweet and maternal, was kind of an ultimate goal. But to do the story
today, I think she has to do a little more than sweep house. When I read
it, I could totally recognise Snow White within this very dark context
as someone really, really trying to retain light and not harden.
now, a lot of female characters that are trying to be strong are
promoted as ‘Yeah, female empowerment!’ but in this case I’m glad she
remained a girl, someone trying to find her strength and her steadiness
and her compassion and her trust in herself. You know, we rip her heart
out and stomp on it, put it back in her chest and see if it still beats…
and it does. So I thought it was really impressive, the darkness and
the light of this world.”
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