Kristen Stewart to play Snow White?
January 27th, 2011
10:49 AM ET

Kristen Stewart to play Snow White?

Sure, Kristen Stewart can hold her own against vampires and werewolves, but poison apples? We may soon find out, as rumors swirl that the "Twilight" actress is in talks to star in the upcoming thriller "Snow White and the Huntsman."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal has screen tested up-and-comers such as Riley Keough ("The Runaways") and Emily Browning ("Sucker Punch") for the lead in the live-action fairy tale, but is keen on having Stewart, 20,  play the damsel in distress.

Though the studio is trying to woo Stewart, she's been shooting the last "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn" film and has not yet committed to the project.

Meanwhile, Viggo Mortensen is reportedly in negotiations to play "Snow White's" titular huntsman, who is the focus of the movie and protects Snow White from the evil queen. Charlize Theron is currently the favorite to play that role.

Coincidentally, Julia Roberts is also set to play the evil queen in a rival film, "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White."

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  1. Mrs. P

    Why can't that pretty girl that played the elf princess in Lord of the Rings play Snow White? I think her name is Liv Tyler, she was excellent in that and I can totally see her playing Snow White! Why do they want to cast KS? She doesn't have the beauty, the innocence, the sweetness, the childlikeness, the femininity, or the light that Snow White should have....It's like having Julia Roberts play the evil queen....Can't buy it.

    March 20, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jackie

    Please don't let Kristen Stewart ruin snow white. Please! IF there is a filmmaker god please have mercy!

    May 13, 2011 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. ASH

    Kristen Stewart is wonderful and brilliant in all her roles and including who she is in real life. She is my favorite actress and I am sick of people hating on her because of one role she was in. And most of you haters are just jealous of her I must admit. But she is humble, and stylish, and just happens to have been in many more roles than Twilight. Okay? Google it if you must. She has like 20 movies out and 15 were before Twilight. So lay off her and let her live her life not having to worry about some haters on a blog slamming her. So immature and tactless I might ad. Peace and Love, Ash

    March 13, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lane

    NOOO!! Not KS. She plays the same character in ALL of her movies, i.e., depressed and in angst. I love Twilight but KS is NOT a good actor. I thought acting involved, well, ACTING!

    January 31, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. britney

    yeah another lame movie I'm not going to watch.

    January 29, 2011 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  6. Edward

    It will take me a while to respect Kirsten Stewart as an actress after the Twilight movies. Not her fault I'm sure; I mainly blame Stephany Meyer and the movie's director.

    But right now Kirsten Stewart needs to get as far away from vampires, love triangles and awkward silences as possible. Since something soft erotic is probably too much to wish for, maybe Snow White is a good choice.

    January 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. to monkeysmom

    This is Hollywood.
    Ever seen "Monster"?
    Ever heard of makeup?

    January 28, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. ursula

    kristen is the best actress of our generation and the haters can suck ma dick (:

    January 28, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. monkeysmom

    Snow White is supposed to be the fairest of them all. She is supposed to be more beautiful than the evil queen. Kristen Stewart is cute but she is certainly not more beautiful than Charlize Theron.

    January 28, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. sabrheya

    dakota fanning has my vote she can act anything but good luck

    January 28, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. Anegelia

    man, it will take alot of make-up for her to look like snow white, but even then they might have to use clay to reform her atrocsious face. lmao

    January 28, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. Kortnie

    um ok one i highly doudt kristen stewart is reading any of this shes to busy screwing robert to care what people saying on a blog which brings me to number two it is a blog which means we say what we want. so y r some of u getting so worked up over some people saying they hate kristen stewart and just for the record i have seen all of her movies and a real great acter knows how to change ur facial expressions for different emotions instead of bitting her lip for scared worried or nervous

    January 28, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. JD

    Like Mikalia said watch KS's other movies. Start with "Speak". Great performance.

    January 27, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. herb

    will smith should get them to cast his daughter like he is doing in the remake of the musical annie.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mikaila

    Kristen is probably reading these comments and laughing at the haters. "Oh they may hate me but that's okay...because I don't ever have to work another day in my life!" Obviously if she didn't have talent then big time directors wouldn't be seeking after her nor would her pocket book be so big. Most of those saying rude things are either jealous or are bitter hooligans who don't have jobs. How about you actually watch some other movies of hers and give the girl a chance. Quit basing your perception of Kris off a vampire movie where the character is actually quite dull in the novel.

    January 27, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  16. jobsforshizz

    @SICKPUPSTA just wondering did Kristen Stewart's mom get her the role on twilight? and if so, how????

    January 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  17. dude


    January 27, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  18. camille

    snow white is supposed to be the fairest in all the land, full of grace and beauty. i have nothing against kristen stewart but she is very homely looking and all her characters are the same. shy and awkward. i dont think she can pull off a legendary princess. can she even sing? they need to find an actress who would be a better fit to snow white but can pull off the darker side of this movie. my votes for racheal mcadams.

    January 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kortnie

    She might be ok as snow white but personaly i dont think she was ever a very good bella shes a good actress but when u read the books then watch the movie i just think they could of found somebody better to play her

    January 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Doug

    The story stated this film is a thriller so it doesn't sound like a remake of the Disney flick, but a rather dark look at a fairy tale. Don't expect to see Snow dance around the well singing duets with blue jays. Stewart would be good, but Fanning with those old soul eyes would be better.

    January 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Guest

    If Kristin Stewart plays Snow White, I will despise the people who ruined Snow White. The other two options are so much better. Please go with Felicity Jones or Emily Browning. Kristen Stewart is a fail actress, she massacred Twilight and I am not a Kristen hater as all these fangirls claim to those who speak out against Kristen. You guys just have terrible taste and can't recognize talent if it hit you in the face. As someone else said before, she really is bland and awkward. People who enjoy movies don't want to see roles being ruined by weaksauce.

    January 27, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  22. alexislan

    Noooooooooooooo! Please don't let her ruin Snow White!

    January 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Guest

    Kristin Stewart is as expressive as a blank sheet of paper. Please don't make her Snow White! She will kill the part.

    January 27, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Matty ice

    It's all about demographics people. They're trying to reach the same audience that gave millions to watch the twilight series

    January 27, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Guest

    Well.....I guess kristen could alway play a dwarf.:-)

    January 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Nyxxie

    Snow White needs an upbeat personality, something Kristin Stewart cannot act off. She only knows how to act emo, boring and toneless. We need someone with a bit more "princess" in her step and a lot more giggles in her life. This girl needs a part in The Walking Dead.

    January 27, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  27. cecilia

    Im just hoping she ends up with HOT JACOB BLACK in the next 2 movies !

    January 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Sick Pupster

    This woman would cost the production company millions of dollars because KS is a terrible actress. If it wasn't for her mother she wouldn't have had the leading role in the Twilight series. Twilight is good box office because the girls are paying to see Edward.
    Please don't ruin Snow White for a generation of young people. Anyone but.....

    January 27, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  29. JD

    Really? Hilton or Kardashian? Hahahahahahahahahaha
    And he's complaining about Stewart?????? What a dork!!!!! Hahahahahahahahhahaha

    January 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Paty

    Dakota Fanning!!

    January 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Souc

    Kristen Stewart has the same monotone voice and expression in every single movie she acts in – no matter the movie. That annoying twitchy pose, and sigh is a part of every character she plays... .. As a big fan of the Twilight novels, watching her play Bella makes me cringe.

    I can not even BEGIN to imagine her playing an ever smiling, overflowing with happiness type character. She's as emo as an actress can get, and unless this is some kind of Tim Burton version of Snow White, she is a horrible choice for the role!

    January 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  32. just stop

    @Tuck: Because this has a script. Those 2 do idiotic reality shows

    January 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  33. mike

    Seriously her?! I cant wait to see this movie flop. Just like any other movies shes done thats not twilight. I hope she never acts again.

    January 27, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  34. wego

    Hire Lindsay Lohan!

    January 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Tuck

    Has Stewart EVER been in a movie that she didn't act stoned? Give the role to Hilton or Kim Kardashian-they're terrible too, but it would be entertaining as hell!

    January 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  36. choplogic

    I don't really think the choice of Stewart for Snow White is as bizarre as it appears. If she can embody dark magic, she can capture the light side as well. The best film fantasy does both, as this clip shows:
    I for one would like to see her do it.

    January 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Bianca Lopez

    Please don't cast Stewart as Snow White! Pick someone thats new and is a good actress. Anyone except her.

    January 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  38. A

    ok, I liked Stewart in Runaways, but her portrayal of Bella was AWFUL! I can't get the lip biting out of my head! Terrible. I think she might do okay in another role, but I don't see her as Snow White. I LOVE Emily Browning and she would be PERFECT for Snow White!

    January 27, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Jamama

    Kristen Stewart will be the best at Snow white when it comes out your all going to be amazed when the spot light come on her!

    January 27, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  40. just stop

    Her performance in SPEAK was outstanding.

    January 27, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  41. herb

    I just had a root canal at the dentist office 45 minutes ago. They gave me 4 numbing shots near the tooth. When i was leaving the receptionist said i look just like kirsten stewart. that would be cool but i am a guy. was she insulting me ?

    January 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  42. riki

    So many haters out there. get a life people and stop analyzing hers. and btw i really liked her as joan jett. plus she needed to look depressed as bella – that was the character. i think she will make a wonderful snow white, she's perfect for it

    January 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  43. JD

    KS is an interesting choice for this role. And CT may be cast as the queen, wow. Both will pull it off as always if they sign on

    January 27, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  44. wego

    Bunch of complainers!

    January 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  45. z2z

    Viggo can rescue me any day!!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Lynn

    I think she would be wonderful in the role. After reading about her and seeing her in other films, I think she fits the role. She even looks like Snow White. She is an extremely shy person. Seeing her in films other than the Twilight Saga
    will make people change their minds about her. Give her a chance. She is going to surprise a lot of people.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Uh-uh

    How about picking an actress who has more than one facial expression?

    January 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Slider

    She has the look and the talent, nobody comes off their best in the Twilight movies, she's good in other roles. I'd like to see her in this with Viggo.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Clint

    Quit hatin on Kristen Stewart because you haters eat dog Crap thats whats wrong with your thinking Learn to LOVE

    January 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  50. suzy

    @ Gabe.... Hey the candy is very good as far as not getting any dates... people like you stop me from wanting that....enjoy!!

    January 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  51. CanNorth

    OMG your so right 'm so jealous I wish I was playing the role of SW even though I'm a straight guy! I'm so a hater!

    January 27, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  52. uppercut

    @Keith... You sound like Chris Crocker when he so famously ranted..."leave Britney alone!!!" I look forward to seeing your video on youtube. Kristen Stewart can not act!!!

    January 27, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  53. SaintPetersburg

    she can pull it off

    January 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Chelsea

    I think she would be just fine in this role. SO many jealous haters posting here. Give her a chance.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Heado

    Give me a break. Kristen stewart sucks balls when it comes to acting. Anybody but her.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Seriously?

    Ho White, Pa-leeze!

    January 27, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Keith

    She is going to make a hot looking snow white. Al sharpton and his crew will probably try to stop this production.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  58. sam

    K stewart is a really good actress u people should just leave her alone. shes been doing this for a while so why dont u people just shut up.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Seriously!?

    Kristen Stewart is an AWFUL actress. Anyone can do what she does which equals picking an angle and looking depressed in it. This is seriously the dumbest idea, especially putting her with someone of Viggo Mortensen's caliber. This is a disgrace. I will never go see a movie with this talentless hack as the star. Enough said.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Emmett

    Why are all of you people so bad with the English language? Only the sensible people make good comments.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Smallmansion

    Not a good idea. Like Mark Hamil (Starwars) and the kid from Harry Potter (in later times), the're acting careers are almost over. People will be refering to stewart as Bella, not snow white. This can be a major problem for the film company.

    January 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Melisa

    If you cast Stewart, you will get Stewart, as Bella, as Snow every other characther she's comes her quivering, looking around and biting her lower lip! You know what I'm talking about!

    January 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  63. mom

    are people really sayin these things because as a very secure person who loves herself... im hearin ppl that are very insecure and jealous makin comments on someon who is in a hellavu lot better place than they are. i think shed be great as snow who was shy and sweet i say go for

    January 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Maka

    I think you are to hard with her, she can do a perfect snow white. Don't comment like that with out know how she acts in other roles, also she can surprise a lot of you because she is advancing so shut up and grow up!

    January 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Traci

    why is everybody so hard on her,,give the girl a little more of a chance,,i dont think shes the best actress but i dont think shes the worst either! Give her another chance and see what she can do with it

    January 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Saul

    Hey Suzy Pauly D is looking for you...

    January 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Oscars Helmet

    is Lohan out of rehab yet? She'd be perfect as snowhite...

    January 27, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  68. suzy

    Good god people!! You are such haters!! Do you personally know her? Do you even act?? I don't by any means, but have seen her in movies.. I think she is normal..she shows that in her movies..why try to be what your not..I call that fake...she plays the parts very well.. as far as what she looks and acts like at award shows...hell I am the same way when i have to get up in front of anyone..shy..never know what to say..and it seems if ya say the wrong thing people comment on that..say nothing and keep it short, they also comment...just no pleasing anyone no matter what ya do or say...don't be so judgemental until you yourself are in the same situation. I say cast her...she would do whatever given to her at that moment. Being from the North part of the US..we never try to judge people as harsh as some of you are on here. All I got to say is growup or shutup!!

    January 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  69. J11

    Quick, cast her in as many movies as possible while she's hot, cuz word is out that she's not a very good actress, and is getting more and more snotty in regards to her fame.

    Let her keep making Twilight movies, lord knows there are enough Twi-nuts out there to support another 2-3 movies (no accounting for taste), but let's not waste good roles just to be another vehicle for KStew.

    January 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  70. hh

    Its funny how people say she can't act when she's beein in a lot of movies, won awards, and is one of the highest paid actresses ever.she was also the lead in a film opposite an oscar winner these things do not happen by accident

    January 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Lisa

    I think people are to hard on Kristen, Im not a teen by any means, however have read comments that are just plain nasty about her. I thought she did a good job as Jona Jett.

    January 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  72. herb

    Sarah Palin could play the part of the wicked witch

    January 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  73. mc

    Noooooooo! Please pick an actress who can ACT!

    January 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Rachie

    Uugghh, anyone but KS!!! My dog could do a better job.

    January 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  75. me

    I agree completely with everyone that is desperately hoping kristin stewart isn't casted as snow white. And for the information of others I have seen her play in several other movies excluding the twilight saga, and she is the same in every single one, horrible. She repeatedly bats her eyelashes with her mouth slighty open with an almost disgusted look on her face with her nose wrinkled, not attractive. Definitely not attractive to sit and watch during a 2hr movie.

    January 27, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  76. Lisa

    LOL...I don't think Twilight has hurt Kristen's acting career one bit (or her pocketbook for that matter). Everyone knows her now and she can pick what she wants to do. So yeah I'm sure she's really upset at these comments!

    January 27, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  77. Mucho Macho

    Awesome choice. I see that they're aiming low right from the start.

    By casting an actress who is bland, awkward, not that pretty and dumber than a bag of hammers the producers are sure to make some waves...

    January 27, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  78. dollie elaine

    Aparently all the people that aprove of stewart as an actor dont know crap about acting!! snow white is a very joyful person! not DULL! please put someone else or she'll make the movie BORING! with her BORING ACT!

    January 27, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  79. nelly

    UHG. She's not pretty enough to be SW. She could play the witch, though.

    January 27, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  80. Jess

    Mildly excited for Kristen to play this role. I absolutely love her, but I do worry that her "Bella" may seep through when she's playing Snow. She's a wonderful actress when she's given a good script and direction. Hopefully this movie will fix the damage Twilight has undoubtedly caused her acting career.

    January 27, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  81. Ashley

    oo I'd like to add one more thing, The reason Kristen acts like that is because she is a very shy person she is awkward and uncomfortable. But at least she isnt some stuck up b**** with a big head.

    January 27, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  82. Ashley

    I think Kristen will do great with anything thrown her way! She has a lot of talent. You should watch her in something other than twilight if you disagree. Anyways I will be very happy if she decides to go with this role.

    January 27, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Kita

      My problem with this is that by calling it "Snow White and the Huntsman", and given the recent rendition of "Red Riding Hood" (Gary Oldman should've known better), this feels like it's going to be set up as some sort of angsty teen romance with an attrocious age difference.

      They want Kristen Stewart? Fine.

      Just...IMO: Leave Viggo Mortensen out of this. He should know better.

      January 29, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  83. cheefsfury


    January 27, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Umm....I think that is english you are speaking but I am not sure....

      February 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  84. parishater

    wow snow white...i remember snow white as being happy and cheerful and none of these describe kristen...please pick someone else pretty pretty please ...she is so dark like fame bothers her so much..every award show its like she is doing US a favor by showing up.....ugh go away stewart

    January 27, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  85. collissa


    January 27, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Revy

      I'm hatin' on the fact your spelling is atrocious and you can't seem to understand the proper use of punctuation, idiot...

      January 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Kay

    So excited about Kristen and Viggo, On The Road costars! I've been a fan of Kristen's since Panic Room and think she's perfect for the role. Ignoring all the people who seem to get oFf on hating her.It's their loss.

    January 27, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  87. J

    Oh my! Pls. not Kristen Stewart, she only has one expression. She's jaded and not an actress at all! Pls. pick someone else!

    January 27, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  88. B

    Please not stewart.... She is NOT a good actress any one else please!

    January 27, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  89. A

    I vote for Emily Browning!

    January 27, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Revy


      January 27, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lala

      No! No! No! Kristen Stewart cannot act! She poprtrays upset by biting her lip and blinking. She conveys happiness by...biting her lip and blinking! She need to stop

      January 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      I'm also pulling for Emily Browning. I still think of her as Violet from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. She's definitely grown into a beautiful young woman. Sorry Kristen, but just looking at you, I wanna fall asleep.

      January 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |

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