Snow White star hates 'mirror mirror' quote

Charliza Theron as the Queen in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'. Photo / Supplied
Charliza Theron as the Queen in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'. Photo / Supplied

Charlize Theron "hated" saying the line "mirror mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all" in Snow White and the Huntsman.

The actress plays the story's villainous Queen Ravenna in the modern take on the Snow White fairytale, and admitted she "dreaded" having to deliver the story's most famous line.

She told British radio station Magic 105.4: "I just dreaded it. We worked so hard to really find a foundation to ground the story emotionally in reality, and that was, for me, the only part that was kind of a throwback.

"In a way it's like, 'My name is Bond, James Bond,' something that is so ... How do you do that in a way that people aren't like, 'Meh?' And they decided to make me shoot that on my first day so I was just sweating bullets. I hated it, I hated it."

While the movie - which also stars Chris Hemsworth as Eric the Huntsman and Kristen Stewart as Snow White - shares more of the darker tone of the original Grimm Brothers fairytale than the light-heartedness of the iconic Disney animation, it does have its comic moments, provided by the seven dwarves, two of whom are played by English actors Ray Winstone and Ian McShane, who left an impression on Chris.

Speaking at the film's London premiere on Tuesday, Chris said: "Some of my favourite stuff to work on and watch in the movie was sitting around listening to those guys.

"I mean they are iconic on and off screen, Ray Winston and Ian McShane. The film is heavy, its dark and when they come in there is a whole new layer and some humour and there's tragedy as well."


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