Kristen Stewart: 'I'm so excited' about 'Snow White and the Huntsman' sequel
Kristen Stewart has signaled that she will reprise her title role in the sequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman," adding that she is "so excited" about the new movie.
The 22-year-old actress made her comments in an interview with IndieWire that was posted on December 20.
When asked where she was going to go with her character, Snow White, in the new sequel, Stewart told the website: "Oh, it's gonna be [expletive] amazing. No, I'm so excited about it, it's crazy."
She declined to provide details about the film.
"The other day I said that there was a strong possibility that we're going to make a sequel, and that's very true, but everyone was like, 'Whoa, stop talking about it," she added.
In August, The Hollywood Reporter said Stewart would not appear in the new movie, which was planned as a spin-off of the first one, adding that it is unclear if director Rupert Sanders will return to helm it. He and reps for studio Universal Pictures has not commented.
Stewart and Sanders were involved in a cheating scandal earlier this summer. The two were seen kissing and embracing in photos published in Us Weekly magazine in late July. Stewart said in a statement that was "deeply sorry for the hurt and embarrassment" she had caused to those close to her, adding: "This momentary indiscretion has jeopardized the most important thing in my life, the person I love and respect the most, Rob. I love him, I love him, I'm so sorry."
At the time, the actress was linked romantically to her "Twilight" co-star and on-screen love interest, Robert Pattinson. The two have not addressed the cheating scandal directly and have tended to remain coy about the nature of their relationship.
They appeared to be in good spirits as they and their co-stars attended the Los Angeles premiere of what is believed to be the final "Twilight" movie, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," in November.
Stewart was asked on NBC's "Today" show that month if she has gotten back together with the actor. She said: "Funny you should mention that. I'm going to just let people watch whatever little movie they think our lives are. Keep 'em guessing, I always say."
"Snow White and the Huntsman" was released on June 1 and has made more than $155 million in the United States and a total of more than $3896 million worldwide.
Chris Hemsworth played the Huntman in the first movie. It is unclear if he will return for the new installment. Universal announced its plans for a "Snow White and the Huntsman" sequel in June. Deadline reported that the cast members have options for two sequels.
Sanders talked to OTRC.com in May about why he cast Stewart as Snow White in the first movie.
"We looked at a lot of people who weren't known and then we started meeting more known actors," he said. "I think when we met Kristen, we all just looked at each other and went, 'This is the girl,' because obviously, when you're looking at performances, you're looking at a performance, not the person."
"When we met Kristen, we saw this kind of, this slightly wild, very rebellious, kind of independent girl and I think that that really epitomizes what the new Snow White is -- she's not sitting around, she's not a damsel in distress, waiting for her prince to come," he added. "They're all following in line behind her. She really summed that up for me. She really had that spirit."