February 13, 2012
Lynsey Jacob, 26, of NYC, was one of several lucky fans to win a behind-the-scenes set visit to the upcoming fairy tale thriller “Snow White and the Huntsman,” starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. Below is her fan report:
I want to begin this post by saying that I still can’t believe I won the “Snow White and the Huntsman” Facebook sweepstakes…and the trip is over! So many people have told me how lucky I am (which I won’t deny in this case), but the only other thing I’ve ever won by chance was a laundry basket at my high school’s after-prom. So in the words of Kristen Stewart, this was a BFD.
On the Tuesday before Thanksgiving I received an email telling me I was the grand-prize winner, and less than a week later, I was on a red-eye to Heathrow with my best friend who came as my guest. On the morning of November 30, a car picked us up from the hotel. I was on the verge of hyperventilating, and we were on our way to Pinewood Studios!
The “SWATH” unit publicist met us there and drove us around, giving a full tour of the studios before taking us through the different sets, mostly consisting of castle interiors. I saw costumes, the magic mirror and the milk bath the Queen uses (it felt like thin Elmer’s glue). I found out once I arrived on set that Kristen (Snow White), Sam Claflin (Prince William) and Chris (the Huntsman) were all there and I’d have a chance to meet each of them.
Pfft, I wasn’t nervous at all.
Some may already know this, but I’m one of the girls that started the Kristen Stewart’s Hot Bodyguard Facebook page, and so, of course, that information got passed along to the publicist, who seemed just as excited for me to meet him as well. (Much to his surprise, she had called him “HBG” earlier in the week.)
The first person I got to meet was Kristen. We walked onto the set and caught her during a break with the director and Sam. She was in costume and her makeup was flawless. We made introductions, shook hands and were ushered off to see Chris on a different set so that we could come back later for pictures.
We stood off to the side and watched Kristen and Sam doing a pretty important scene. It was so interesting watching them perform a scene live and then re-watching it on the monitors. There were moments between takes when Kristen would get down from the stage and watch herself on the monitors. You could tell she took her role very seriously.
Then after one particular take, Kristen walked by and the publicist took that opportunity to call her over to get a photo. Kristen agreed and said she just needed to get her sweatshirt. When she came back, she and I got together for a photo and both awkwardly put our arms around each other for the picture and then kind of realized we were striking poses and laughed it off and smiled for the camera.
Once she took a photo with my friend, I wasn’t sure if she was going to leave since it was literally between takes when we grabbed her, so I said to her, “I don’t know how much time you have, but I just wanted to tell you that I was at the ‘Breaking Dawn’ premiere and my friends and I missed you because you had to be rushed inside the theater.” And due to my excitement/nervousness, the only real thing I remember her saying word-for-word during our entire conversation (my friend has had to fill me in on a lot of it) is her response to this statement in which she said (twice), “Oh, sh–! I’m so sorry!” Of course it wasn’t her fault and I told her that, but I just wanted her to know how happy I was to have been able to meet her there on the “SWATH” set. Lucky for us, Kristen stayed a while longer to hang out and chat with us. She’s definitely excited about “SWATH” (Her words: “It’s going to be f—ing awesome.”). After about five minutes she had to get back on set, and so with a wave, she walked away.
That, my friends, would have to be the best five minutes of the day. Hands down.
Read the entire fan report HERE!