Lily Collins Was Nearly Cast As The Other Snow White

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We all know by now that Lily Collins is playing sugar-sweet Snow White in Mirror, Mirror, while Kristen Stewart slaps on a scowl to play the Disney princess as an embattled warrior in Snow White and the Huntsman. However! Were you aware that Lily almost slipped into Kristen’s mud-caked chain mail instead? “I did read the other Snow White script,” Collins revealed to Access Hollywood. “I auditioned for it, but I’ve been so excited for Kristen.” Whaaa whaaa what? Between this and that dwarf punching Armie Hammer in the face in the Mirror, Mirror trailer, we feel like we’re in a fairy tale Twilight Zone! Even without the dwarf!

Seeing as how Collins has experience diving in slow-motion to escape an explosion from her role in Abduction, we can actually picture her as a convincing soldier Snow White. However, we cannot imagine the logical opposite: Kristen Stewart sm…smi…smiling as the dancing, apple-cheeked star of Lily’s light-hearted film. “I think that story is so different than ours and the girls are so different,” Collins added. “She’s perfect for her version, and I’m really excited to be doing this one and I think they have totally different audiences.” Next you’ll be telling us that Nathan Lane, who plays a sniveling manservant in Mirror, Mirror, tried out for Charlize Theron‘s Evil Queen role. No, really, please tell us that. That’s all we want to hear in the world.

[Photo: Relativity Media/Universal Pictures]

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