But the actress said the scariest part of filming Snow White and the Huntsman involved acquiring a skill completely removed from her Twilight experiences: riding a horse.
The dynamic between horse and rider is so not for me, she told us. Give me a carrot or an apple; dont put a saddle on him. I want to watch him run around a pastureIll run with him!
Even so, it was challenges like leading a galloping army that attracted Stewart to the role.
Ive always wanted to find something where I could really challenge myself physically, she said. What I really dug about this was that youve got someone who has the gusto, and you can totally sit as an audience member and take a lot of satisfaction in watching her kick a**, but shes not a dude.
We [women] are not built to be physically strong.... You have to outsmart someone, you have to be quicker, youve got to have a strong heart.
This fearlessness made Stewart the perfect choice to play Snow White, director Rupert Sanders said.
When we met Kristen, we saw someone who had a very rebellious kind of spirit, he said. Shes a bit like a wild horseshes hard to hold down. I liked that. I thought the Snow White character couldnt be demure and quiet; she needed to be someone tough.... Shes got quite a craziness to her which I think is right for the character.