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Kristen Stewart Explains Why She Turned Down The Huntsman

May 11, 2016 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Kristen Stewart

In an interview with Variety, Kristen Stewart spoke about her time with the Twilight films and revealed why she didn’t sign on for The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Here are highlights:

On re-inventing herself after Twilight: “I didn’t carve out some path. I didn’t fight hard to be taken seriously. As much as the ‘Twilight’ series shaped and defined me for other people in a grand way, for me it wasn’t something I had to get away from. It was just a long experience on a movie that I liked.”

On the Twilight sequels: “The next ones, we were trying to satisfy something that was less specific. There was a fear that drove why we were there. There wasn’t a cohesiveness. I think they ended up OK, because there was still individual passion. They are a little splattered against the wall — but they are trying.”

On why she turned down The Huntsman: “I read a few scripts. 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.“