Sam Claflin on 'Snow White and the Huntsman': 'Everyone has a darkness'
For Sam Claflin, starring alongside the likes of Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart in "Snow White and the Huntsman" is "an absolute dream come true."
At least, that's what the actor told OnTheRedCarpet.com host Rachel Smith in a recent interview for the film in which he plays Prince William. The actor also talked to Smith about what it was that made him sign on to the film and what's in store for the characters.
"I think what's amazing and what really drew me to the project in fact was what the director [Rupert Sanders] kind of had in mind," Claflin said.
"He sort of showed me a lot of the concept art and the way he wanted to go with it," the 25-year-old actor added. "I was blown away by the constant surprises and twists and turns that all these new characters go on but also the old characters kind of reinvented and rediscovered to a point where everyone has a darkness."
In the film, Charlize Theron plays a power hungry queen whose youthful looks and magic are threatened by her stepdaughter Snow White (played by Kristen Stewart) who will one day be "the fairest of them all." The Evil Queen sends a Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to track down Snow White in the dark forest, but he ends up teaching Snow White to protect herself. Claflin is the prince in the fairy tale and is Snow White's childhood love. The film hit theaters on June 1.
"She can fight her own battles. I don't know why I'm even bothering to be honest," Claflin said about this movie's version of Snow White. "I wouldn't trust her with a knife."
Claflin worked with some big-name stars in his last film. He previously appeared alongside Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."
As for working with his co-stars in "Snow White and the Huntsman," Claflin said, "It's been an absolute dream come true. I know fairy tales are dreams in a sense that I think I'm going to live happily ever after."
"I truly believe that I am the luckiest man alive having worked with some of my heroes, some of my peers, working with the director," he added. "Across the board it was just such an incredible experience for me. Educational at the same time."
When asked about a sequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman," Claflin replied: "Fingers crossed."
Check out a trailer for "Snow White and the Huntsman" below.
Additional reporting by Rachel Smith, co-host of KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).