Charlize Theron has lots of good stuff to say about her SWATH co-star Kristen Stewart:
Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart have become the best of friends since playing mortal enemies in the upcoming “Snow White and the Huntsman” – so much so, that Charlize says she’d do just about anything for the “Twilight Saga” star.
“I really, I really, really love that girl. I love that girl, like, I would jump off a building for that girl,” Charlize, 36, told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush at CinemaCon 2012 in Las Vegas when asked about Kristen. “She’s amazing, she’s amazing. She’s the real deal… [and] she gives really good back rubs.”
And the lovefest didn’t stop there!
In addition to KStew’s apparent massage skills, Charlize admires the 22-year-old actress’ acting ability and dedication.
“[Kristen] is the kind of actor that I like to be around because there’s nothing she’d really stop at in order to do the job,” Charlize explained. “She’s got a tremendous amount of talent and, you know, I think you can have talent, but if you don’t have tenacity and moxy… She’s bad ass.”
While Kristen may be a “bad ass” off-screen, Charlize plays an on-screen bad ass (or bad apple?) in “…Huntsman,” as the evil Queen Ravenna – a role the actress wanted to make as chilling as possible.
“I didn’t want to do this if we didn’t go all the way,” she told Billy. “I felt like there was such a great opportunity here to really kind of delve in and do something that, I don’t know, reminded me of like, Jack Nicholson in ‘The Shining’ or just something that really was grounded in reality.“It was a madness that you understood and then just go with it,” she added. “So, yeah, I was really lucky to have been given the opportunity.
Kristen Stewart talks about Charlize for Ms. Theron’s cover story in the May 2012 issue of Vogue UK:
“[Charlize] can do that switch-it-on-and-off thing. She is so tuned in to what she’s doing when she’s working that when she comes out of it and is all lightness and laughter, it can be almost a shock.”
Rupert Sanders agreed with Kristen and jokingly added, “[Charlize] has the mouth of a sailer -and the entire crew loved that, watching her being lowered into a vat of crude oil for one scene, screaming ‘You f*cking c*nts!’ at the top of her voice. It was very endearing.”
Charlize says of her character, the evil Queen Ravenna, “I don’t need people to be sympathetic to Ravenna. I just want them to understand what made her the way she is.”
The May issue of British Vogue is on UK newsstands now and will be available in the US in a few weeks.
Ever since the trailer arrived for Kristen Stewart‘s next likely blockbuster, “Snow White and the Huntsman” — a.k.a. her first big post-”Twilight” movie — we’ve been chomping at the bit for more info about the film.
Luckily, MTV News had a fun-filled chat recently with Stewart’s “Huntsman” co-star Charlize Theron, during which the South African-born beauty revealed that she and Stewart are about to shoot the film’s climactic battle sequence.
“I’m still shooting ['Huntsman'], I’m going back in two days,” Theron told us as she promoted the comedy “Young Adult.” “I haven’t really worked with [Kristen]. I’ve done some small things with her, but we’re about to shoot our big showdown, and fingers crossed for me. It’s the big battle. I’m just really, really, really hoping I get to kill her,” she said with a smile. “That is how the story ends up, right?”
While the Rupert Sanders-directed flick is a new adaptation of the classic fairy tale, somehow we don’t think Theron will get her wish. Maybe her Evil Queen will wound Stewart’s Snow White in some way, but death doesn’t seem too likely.
For her part, Stewart has had nothing but praise to heap on the film — so much so that she’s open to the idea of doing more than one movie as the fairest one of all.
“Oh, man, to be totally candid and honest with you, when I first signed on to this thing, the idea of doing another franchise was like, ‘Wow, [we'll] cross that bridge when it comes.’ It was something so far outside my realm of thinking,” Stewart told us recently. “I was so focused on the first one, and I thought, ‘Maybe, maybe,’ but I’ve got stars in my eyes. I’m literally over the moon about what I’m doing right now,” she said of her work on “Huntsman.” “Yes, I would love to [do more 'Snow White' films].”
Charlize Theron talked to Vogue magazine for their December 2011 issue and during the interview she talked about working with Kristen Stewart on Snow White & the Huntsman.
“She just turned 21. She’s a child. When I think about myself at 21, I had just done The Devil’s Advocate, and Keanu [Reeves] had paparazzi following him and Al Pacino said this thing to me: ‘If I knew that my life would be under this kind of scrutiny, I would have never become an actor.’ ” And I thought, Wow. I couldn’t comprehend it. . . . And Kristen is just living this to the max and still has a sense of humor about it. There’s this really lovely quality about her that just doesn’t give a f*ck. A lot of people say they don’t, but then they go home and cry and pop a Xanax. Kristen actually doesn’t give a f*ck. That’s what’s so refreshing about her. . . . I’m looking forward to killing her and taking her beauty. That’s what happens, right?”