The actress did not reprise her role in the follow-up to the 2012 film
Kristen Stewart has said that she refused to star in a sequel to fantasy blockbuster Snow White and the Huntsman because of the poor quality of the script.
The actress played the role of the title character in the 2012 film but did not appear in its 2016 follow-up, The Huntsman: Winter’s War.
At the time, reports claimed that Stewart was dropped from the film after embarking on an affair with the original movie’s married director, Rupert Sanders.
Stewart, who went on to win a César Award for her role in independent film Clouds of Sils Maria, told Variety that she did not reprise her leading role because the film lacked a decent script.
“I read a few scripts,” she said. “None of them were good. None of them were greenlight-able. And I had a meeting with Universal about the places where the story could go. Maybe Chris was more into it. I actually don’t fucking know.
“It wasn’t a situation where I got kicked off a movie because I got in trouble. We had been in talks months after that about making something work, and it never came together.”
Stewart claims that she discovered that the studio had cut her character only after reading the announcement in a press release.
The second film in the fairytale-inspired series, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, instead stars Chris Hemsworth. It has performed poorly at the global box office since its release last month.