(LOS ANGELES) — Kristen Stewart is conspicuously absent from The Huntsman: Winter’s War, a follow-up to her 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman that stars Chris Hemsworth. She says it’s not because she cheated on then-boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her Snow White director, Rupert Sanders.
“I read a few scripts,” Stewart shares with Variety. “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 f***ing know.”
She states the affair with Sanders, who didn’t direct Winter’s War, had nothing to do with her lack of involvement in the project: “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.”
She says she learned about the new film in a press release, adding she hadn’t known she and Universal had “broken up.”
Stewart says she was asked to reprise her role of Snow White in a cameo. She says her response was, “I might just leave that be. I was really into that, but…” Perhaps referring to the film’s lackluster box office performance, she adds, “So now I’m like… ‘Thank God.’”
In the interview with Variety, the 26-year-old Stewart also addressed the fact that she’s appeared in public with girlfriends. “As much as I want to protect myself, it’s not about hiding,” she says. “As soon as you start throwing up so many walls, you cannot see over them yourself, so you just start isolating in a way that’s not honest. I definitely found where I’m comfortable. I don’t take credit for that.”
She believes there’s more acceptance when it comes to the LGBT community: “Things have really shifted in this wonderful way. I’m reaping the benefits.”
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