This article shared with us on Facebook by our fan “Kathy Puff”. The film sounds delicious, don’t you think?
For Lily Collins, starring opposite Julia Roberts in the as-yet untitled Snow White movie was intimidating in more ways than one.
“She gave me goosebumps,” Collins, the 22-year-old who plays Snow White, tells PEOPLE. “She played the Evil Queen brilliantly. You forget that’s really Julia because she’s so good. Off camera, she’s so down to earth and so sweet. We’d be shooting and she’s being extremely horrible to me [in character] and once they yell cut, the first thing she says to me, ‘Are you okay? I’m sorry, I hate being mean to you.’ “
Adds director Tarsem Singh: “Julia was completely right in saying like, ‘I feel so strange being mean to her, because it feels like I’m being mean to Bambi.’ “
And here we learn little bit more about the Queen, and our dear Snow White!
Like many evil-doers, this queen maintains a phony cheerful demeanor in public, and prefers not to get her own hands dirty with such menial issues as murdering her step-daughter, which is the only way to maintain her place on the throne. “She outsources her evil, just like most people,” says Tarsem. “I wanted a person who is just schizophrenic. She’s a person who would just do all the evil she needs to do to stay in power…
…”When Snow is exiled into the wilderness after the queen’s majordomo, played by Nathan Lane, can’t bring himself to kill her, the dwarfs take pity on a fellow outcast and begin offering their skills to help.
“They all train her in different things,” says Tarsem, who notes that Collins may look delicate but can really take a hit. “Surprisingly, the first day she came in and she’s very physical.”
Relativity isn’t releasing the character names just yet, but from left to right the actors in the photo are: Jordan Prentice, Joey Gnoffo , Sabastian Saraceno, Collins, Martin Klebba, Mark Provinelli, Ronald Lee Clark and Danny Woodburn.)
Her scenes with the queen are just as combative, though not always with a sword. “She gets in character and stays there,” says Collins. “She’s ‘Julia’ and graceful and an amazing woman, but on-screen, when she turns … the way she’s playing the queen, people feel really bad for Snow White.”
There is another Snow White coming out with Twilight’s the sometimes-moody Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron – remember when Dangerous Liaisons came out in two movies – but this Julia version sound good.
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