Meeting Kristen Stewart: "It Was Instantly Amazing," Says Snow White Costar Charlize Theron

Exclusive! The Oscar winner talks about working with the Twilight star, plus what's next for the Huntsman

By Marc Malkin Jan 17, 2012 3:03 PMTags
Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart, Charlize TheronRankin/Universal Studios

Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron may play rivals in Snow White and the Huntsman, but it's so not like that in real life.

The two didn't first meet until after they both signed on to the movie...

"We met on a plane going to Comic-Con," Theron told me at the BAFTA Los Angeles tea party at the Four Seasons Hotel. "You know when you meet someone and it's effortless? It was instantly amazing.

"We couldn't shut up," she continued. "The plane landed and they were like, 'Get off the plane' and we were going on and on."

It was the same on set. "I think we both love what we do and we came to play," Theron said.

Yeah, but what happened when it came to their fight scenes? We imagine the "total bitch" Evil Queen got to kick Stewart's Snow White's butt.

Or maybe not.

Theron teased, "It's more like what Kristen does to me."

Also at BAFTA was another Snow White star—the Huntsman himself, Chris Hemsworth.

The hunky Aussie is off next to shoot Rush, Ron Howard's flick about professional racecar driving in the 1970s. Hemsworth costars as the late Formula One champ James Hunt. "It was kind of the last of that era when sports guys could get away with drinking and partying and all sorts of craziness," said Hemsworth, a Rising Star nominee at the upcoming Orange British Academy Film Awards. "It was before sponsorships stepped in and ruined it."