Lily Collins takes on one of the most beloved fairytale characters ever in the upcoming “Mirror Mirror,” and she knows her journey as Snow White will be very different than Kristen Stewart’s, who plays the same princess in “Snow White & The Huntsman.”
“Our Snow White starts off as the fairytale princess we all know and love and then she progresses into a young woman and much of a fighter, but it’s not an edgy version of the story or a darker version. It’s very much a comedic adventure and I think the other one is a little darker,” Lily, who has seen some of the other ‘s script, told Access Hollywood guest correspondent Elizabeth Chambers during a recent set visit.
“The images of our films are very, very different,” Lily continued. “They’re both kind of untold stories, so you know they’re different in their own ways.”
Lily actually auditioned for both Snow White roles.
“I did read the other Snow White script,” she told Elizabeth, the wife of Lily’s co-star, Armie Hammer. “I auditioned for it, but I’ve been so excited for Kristen. I think that story is so different than ours and the girls are so different. She’s perfect for her version, and I’m really excited to be doing this one and I think they have totally different audiences.”
While “Snow White & The Huntsman” has offered images of a warrior Snow White, Lily too, in “Mirror Mirror,” has some fight scenes.
“This was insane training,” she said of preparing for the role. “I’ve been fight training and fencing for about three months now… I was kickboxing, doing some stuff on wires. It’s been really intense.”
And all that training has left Lily a little worse for wear.
“I’ve gotten a lot of bumps and bruises, but so far no bad injuries,” she said.
Julia Roberts plays the Evil Queen in “Mirror Mirror” and she brings her “Pretty Woman” beauty to the big screen.
“Julia was amazing… Her laugh and smile — that’s classic Julia and she brings that to the movie, but she puts a twist on it because she’s evil,” Lily explained. “She’s got that same ‘America’s Sweetheart’ smile and laugh, but it’s so evil and it’s just the mental mind games and the eye contact and she was so gracious on and off set and we had a great time.
“We just had a laugh. In between takes she’d be like, ‘I’m so sorry for being so mean,’ and then we’d start laughing,” she added.
“Mirror Mirror” hits theaters on March 16.