Revisiting Snow White today is before all a look and attitude business. Fun, funny, and coloured to one side; dark, tortured and gothic to the other. Speaking of look, a true shock aesthetic is waiting for us in Pinewood's corridor when Snow White/Kristen Stewart heads to us wearing the medieval armor that she wears in the movie. "I didn't want to play a Disney-style heroine,says the actress directly. I mean, come on look at me, I'm more like Joan of Arc right? In our version, Snow White's a warrior." A warrior that spends almost the all time yomping in the forest next to a quiet huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, the handsome Thor) and bringing together an army to evict the queen of her kingdom. If you hoped a scene where she's baking an apple pie while humming Someday My Prince Will Come, you might wait a long time. " It's good 'cause when I was a kid, I was never dressed up as a princess. My thing was more Dracula", she says with a smile, aware of the impact that has that kind of statement when the world still see her as Bella Swan in Twilight.. "But we're not here to play differences game, she says just before she was going back to the set. Before you go see the movie, reread the Grimm's version and you'll see that we stayed very close to it."
Rupert Sanders in Premiere Translation:
"Walt Disney made Snow White as an entertainment to watch in family, but our version will be much more darker. Anyhow, Grimm's tale is a material filled of wealth. As Shakespeare's plays, every kind of rereading is allowed."
(On the first trailer) "It's one of the first things we shot. A lot of key elements are in there: the mirror scene, the queen's bath, Ravenna's transformation into a crow... That allowed us to affirm our ideas and to show the visual language of the movie."
"I haven't seen one picture of Tarsem's version but our projects seem so different, that's why I'm not worried. It's not like two girls who arrive at a party and find out that they wear the same dress!"
"The idea of the eight dwarves was in the first version of the script. I found it excellent so I guess this was crazy enough."
"It's an amazing cast. With such actors, I could have shoot a gansta movie!"
"The names of the dwarves, Snow White's costume.. In the end, they're just details. We approach the same topics as the Grimm brothers: the obscure journey of a young girl who became a grown-up, the need to bring light back in a world infested by darkness. They are universal metaphors and, I hope, timeless."
Thanks so much to @KSFrancecom for the scans & translation! :)