With the Breaking Dawn press juggernaut about to get into full swing tomorrow, there has been a slew of magazine interviews with Kristen Stewart. In her Box Office Magazine interview, Stewart is asked about SWATH:
You're shooting Snow White and the Huntsman right now which imagines Snow White as this warrior princess. What's her fighting style like?
"Not to trivialize it at all, but it's hard to play an action hero who is also the most compassionate person on earth. You can't hate. You epitomize bleeding hearts, so how the f--k do you do an action movie like that? She is sort of the last shred of hope for her land. She has this ethereal, spiritual connection to her people-she really feels things—and so it's like we don't really feel empathy. I've had some f--king eye-opening experiences on this movie. I think that to truly care for something isn't just putting yourself in that situation aesthetically and then going, "Oh my god, I feel so bad for them." It's truly not thinking of yourself at all. The way that you fight is that you must take out anything that hurt your people. Basically, I'm fighting evil—I'm fighting the most evil motherf--kers-and it's fine that they're being killed. It's anguish. It's literally f--king anguish. She takes absolutely no pleasure in ever hurting anything. I'm exhausted right now and I was thinking, "The fight stuff is coming up, maybe that won't be so bad." And then I realized that they're probably going to be my most emotional scenes because I'm killing people and I'm Snow White. It's a really f--king cool way to approach a movie where so many people die. Not that I'm criticizing violent movies—I love them, generally—but it is nice to do it this way."
You're the type of fighter who would take a bullet.
"Yeah, and also very impulsive. She hasn't learned how to fight—she's just smart, she's just fast. If you're smarter than someone and you're not scared and you know you're doing it for the right reasons, it doesn't matter how big you are: you could probably f--k them up. She's a weird kind of savant. She has to kind of click off her mind. You either have to completely feel it or completely turn it off and just slaughter people. Which is awful, but they're the bad guys, so whatever."
Read more of the interview here.