Kristen Stewart: I Would Do 'Snow White and the Huntsman' Sequel 'in a Heartbeat'

"Snow White and the Huntsman" is still days away from its theatrical release in the U.S., but Kristen Stewart has already gushed about the possibility of her working on its sequel. Speaking to E! News, the 22-year-old actress admitted that she looks forward to making another "Snow White" movie.
 "I would do it in a heartbeat," the Los Angeles-born beauty enthused. "I know with the people involved it would only be done [because] it's very worthwhile and it's a good movie." She added, "We wouldn't just be cashing in."

Stewart went on admitting that doing "Snow White and the Huntsman" was not as stressful as working on the "Twilight Saga" film franchise because she didn't have to sign any contract to return to the follow-up movie. "We don't have to do it," she said. "That's the coolest thing. There's no pressure. But to be able to expand on this would be awesome."

During the chat, the brunette beauty confessed that she wasn't even a fan of Snow White tale when she was younger. "I wasn't into any of the princess ones, which I'm sure isn't much of a surprise," she said. "I loved The Jungle Book and Robin Hood and stuff more like that."

Though so, the "On the Road" actress revealed that she had watched Snow White movie before she began filming the Rupert Sanders-directed fantasy flick. "I had to rewatch it before we went off to shoot. Not so much as a reference, but more for fun," she admitted.

"Snow White and the Huntsman" offers a twisted story of the classic Brother Grimm tale. This movie features the fair-skinned princess as a tough woman who fights and defends herself against Evil Queen Ravenna under the guidance of the Huntsman, who was initially hired to kill her.

Discussing her warrioress character with Interview magazine, Stewart recently said, "There's so much about Snow White has been deprived of in terms of having the proper time to really develop and hone who she is."

"She's put in jail at the beginning of her life, so she's a stunted person," she added. "She has a really idealized concept of what the world is... and there is this debilitating isolation that she feels because she has been locked away in a little cell for seven years. And I can kind of relate to that."

Also starring Charlize Theron as Ravenna and Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman, "Snow White and the Huntsman" will make its way out onto cinemas nationwide on June 1. In anticipation of the film's release, Universal Pictures unveils another clip from the pic via MTV. It shows Snow White revealing her identity as the King's daughter when she's held captive by the Dwarves. 

'Moonrise Kingdom' Breaks Indie Box Office Record


Wes Anderson's latest indie movie "Moonrise Kingdom" has unexpectedly broken a record on the North American box office. The vintage drama, which was released in limited U.S. theaters last Friday, May 25, has also received rave reviews from critics and got a 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

While big-budgeted films were battling it out at cinemas nationwide, "Moonrise Kingdom" surprisingly made history on box office as it collected $660,486 over the four-day Memorial Day weekend despite the fact that it opened at only four theaters in Los Angeles and New York. By Sunday, the movie already bagged a per-location average of $130,752.

Distributor Focus Features claimed that the result was the highest average ever for a non-animated and indie feature film. The record was previously held by 2006's "Dreamgirls", which debuted with an average of $126,317 at three cinemas. Following the success, Focus has planned to expand the film to several hundred theaters through June.

Aside from breaking a box office record, the drama quickly became critics' darling after it was first introduced at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. As highlighted by CBS News, the pic has been dubbed "the best film since 1998's 'Rushmore' " by USA Today. E! News agreed as stating, "The delightful 'Moonrise Kingdom' marks a career high for offbeat auteur Wes Anderson."

New York Times, meanwhile, wrote, " 'Moonrise Kingdom' breezes along with a beautifully coordinated admixture of droll humore, deadpan and slapstick." The Wall Street Journal called the movie "beguiling and endearing."

Slate magazine added, "A gorgeously shot, ingeniously crafted, uber-Andersonian bonbon that, even in its most irritatingly whimsical moments, remains an effective deliverer of cinematic pleasure."

"Moonrise Kingdom" is set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965. It follows Sam and Suzy as they fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Lining up in the cast ensemble are Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Lucas Hedges, Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Kara Hayward and Bob Balaban.