Snow White a hit with Kiwi movie-goers
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 6:33p.m.
By Kate Rodger
These are difficult times for twihards, torn between joy and sorrow as the final Twilight movie comes to the cinema later this year.
But its stars have already moved on.
Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has been sinking her own teeth into a new twist on the much-loved fairytale, Snow White.
The movie also stars Chris Hemsworth.
We all have fond memories of those cuddly little Disney dwarves and the pure-as-the-driven-Snow White, but these days fairytales aren't nearly so sweet.
Snow White and the Huntsman is a darker re-telling of the beloved fairytale.
For the two young actors, coming from the hype of big blockbusters Twilight and Thor made working on a smaller fairytale film a welcome change.
“As big a film as it was, it did feel like a smaller film,” says Hemsworth. “We were all in London, far away, and none of us were from there. It was a tight little crew and cast and it was hard and fast.”
After big CGI epics Thor and The Avengers, the Aussie was keen to get his hands dirty.
“Everything I’d done prior was green screen and special effects. I didn’t want to do another one of those, and one of the reasons I did this was Rupert said, ‘I’m going to shoot 95 percent in real locations.’ So we were in these beautiful cathedrals and castles and snow-capped mountains.”
The up-and-comers also got to see real pros in action. The dwarves are a who's who of great British cinema, from Ray Winston and Bob Hoskins to Ian McShane and Nick Frost.
“Being with those guys on set was some of the funnest [sic] stuff we did, I think,” says Hemsworth. “Classic iconic British actors you've seen in gangster films and all of a sudden they're the seven dwarves.”
This new Snow White, gangster dwarves and all, is clearly hitting the spot for Kiwi movie-goers. The film has opened top of the weekend box office.
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