You know what excites us most about Snow White and the Huntsman? That it revolves around two incredibly strong women, neither of whom use overt sexuality as part of their character. From this new trailer for the film, out in Mexico, it’s clear that both Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron are down to kick some serious butt, and the supporting characters are – gasp! – men. How cool is that? We love that Snow White leads an army into battle while wearing actual armor and not a metal mesh bikini. We love that the Evil Queen can crush a human with the touch of her hand. We love seeing both the protagonist and antagonist played by women and we can’t wait to see them duke it out to the death.
Judging from the trailer alone this seems to be a step in the right direction for Hollywood; so often women are portrayed as frazzled, hysterical and barely dressed (see: What To Expect When You’re Expecting trailer, out today). It’s about time we women got some ass-kickers in our court.
As she makes the rounds to promote Young Adult (in select theaters today, opening wide next week), Charlize Theron has been playing mock offended by the fact that director Jason Reitman wanted her and only her to play the alcoholic former prom queen who comes back to her hometown to steal her high school boyfriend away from his wife and baby. But between this and her upcoming turn as the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman (not to mention her Oscar-winning role as a serial killer in Monster), the actress doesn’t really seem to like playing nice.
“I’m not a big fan of sympathy,” she told TheFABlife at the New York premiere of Young Adult. “For me, the understanding is the biggest part of it. I think if you can understand the character, then I’m happy with that.”
Then again, we doubt Theron would go in for a completely flat, Disney-style villain with no clear motive for seeking to destroy our beloved Kristen Stewart other than just being, well, evil. Read more…
Most people find to hard to get it right on one occasion, let alone twice in one night. They’re clearly not Charlize Theron whose sartorial choices were spot on two separate occasions in New York yesterday. She wore that stunning black and white Antonio Berardi dress with Tom Ford heels at the Ed Sullivan Theater for an appearance onÂ The Late Show With David LettermanÂ where she chatted about hew new film, Young Adult. She then carried on for the premiere of the movie to theÂ Ziegfeld Theatre and changed into this red leather dress and gorgeous, strappy gold stilettos. We can’t find fault with either look. Which one do you prefer? Check out the gallery below and let us know!
“I’ve done some small things with [Kristen], but we’re about to shoot our big showdown, and fingers crossed for me,” she said. “It’s the big battle. I’m just really, really, really hoping I get to kill her. That is how the story ends up, right?” Read more…
The Mirror, Mirrortrailer has arrived, which mean we can finally answer the question: which Snow White is the fairest of them all? “Fairest” means “most awesome,” right? While Kristen Stewart‘s Snow White seemed to be the Dark Night of Disney princess movies (based on the Snow White and the Huntsman trailer), Lily Collins‘ kind but headstrong heroine looks much more in keeping with the original fairy tale protagonist. Likewise, Julia Roberts‘ Evil Queen in this film is much more of a sarcastic diva compared to Charlize Theron‘s malevolent overlord. Are these two versions of Snow White too different to compare? Does it all come down to which film has more Nathan Lane in it? In the end, doesn’t everything? What do you think?
The second we saw Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart in the Snow White and the Huntsman trailer, we’ve been obsessing. We think the fact that they play mortal enemies onscreen, does not mean that they shouldn’t be BFF in real life. And by that we mean that in our heads, these two are besties. Charlize’s December Vogue cover interview is responsible for that. We’re not even going to get into how amazo she looks because it’s not like all of you aren’t aware that she’s a 5-foot, 10-inch knockout.
A fair amount of the interview deals with her new film, Young Adult, but then segues into her relationship with Kristen and what it was like working with her. “She just turned 21. She’s a child,” says Charlize. “When I think about myself at 21, I had just done The Devil’s Advocate, and Keanu [Reeves] had paparazzi following him and Al Pacino said this thing to me: ‘If I knew that my life would be under this kind of scrutiny, I would have never become an actor.’ And Kristen is just living this to the max and still has a sense of humor about it.”
The next part is what convinced us that these two are homies. Charlize summed Kristen up with, “There’s this really lovely quality about her that just doesn’t give a f—. A lot of people say they don’t, but then they go home and cry and pop a Xanax. Kristen actually doesn’t give a f—. That’s what’s so refreshing about her. I’m looking forward to killing her and taking her beauty. That’s what happens, right?” Yeah, we know. Soul mates.
Snow White and the Huntsman was bound to be excellent, but this? Never before have we seen both meanings of the word “fierce” blended together so seamlessly. While the film doesn’t hit theaters until June 1, 2012, the Snow White and the Huntsmantrailer gives us plenty of what we want: Charlize Theron‘s badass Evil Queen and Kristen Stewart‘s badass Snow White bringing the action. Until we get to see them battle it out on the big screen, enjoy the best snarls, stare-downs and fiercest expressions the Snow White and the Huntsman trailer has to offer.
This is pretty much what we imagine happened to all the mean girls after high school. And we’re loving it! The trailer for Charlize’s Theron’s Young Adult debuted today, and we are pretty psyched for its release on Decemeber 9. Theron reportedly plays Mavis Gary, a down-and-out young adult writer who returns to her home town to seduce her (now married)(and child-having) high school ex.
Hijinks and terribly unflattering lipstick ensue! We love her co-stars, the adorable Patrick Wilson and the excellent comedian Patton Oswalt, but based on the trailer, don’t you find Charlize’s character slightly less sympathetic than she was in Monster, even though technically speaking she was playing a serial killer in that one? Just us then? But she almost won an Oscar for it! Okay, we’ll stop.
Ever the red carpet darling, Emma Watson showed up to the GQ Men of the Year Awards in a super glam plaid prom dress by McQ. She sex’d up the look with studded pumps and a black biker jacket. We think the British starlet pulled off the tartan look swimmingly.
Other hits of the night were Daisy Lowe in a fishtailed, backless lace gown and Bradley Cooper in one of his trademark tuxedos. Leona Lewis looked stunning enough that we’ll forgive the fringe at the bottom of her white frock and in an unusual turn of events, Charlize Theron flopped in dowdy wide-legged gray trousers. Check out their looks, as well as Kylie Minogue, John Legend and Tinie Tempah, below.
It should come as no surprise that drinking and driving no laughing matter. Just ask Ryan Reynolds. The Change-Up hunk recently opened up about his hellish ordeal after being struck by a drunk driver at the age of 19. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was at a bar and I had a few drinks,” he told CTV in his native Canada (where the drinking age is 18). “And I thought, Ã¢â‚¬ËœYou know what IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to do? IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to leave my car here, be responsible.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ I started to walk home and I was hit by a drunk driver.Ã¢â‚¬Â It’s stories like this that make us question karma.
And this was no small bump, either. The impact left him in a coma and “broke every bone in my left side. I woke up three days later.” Oh my god, dude! We’re sorry for every bad things we said about The Green Lantern! But at least he had family around when he finally came to. “I remember my dad sitting there [with] a vomit tray. And I guess I had been heaving in my unconscious. And nothing says love like painting someone with three-day-old Gin Rummies. Just soaked the man head to toe in my vomit.Ã¢â‚¬Â That’s love, Ryan.
He seems toÃ‚Â have recovered, but says that’s not totally the case. “Since then, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been a rickety, broken mess.” He’s gotta be kidding,Ã‚Â because we know a decent number of people who think he’s pretty perfect. Like his old “friends” Sandra Bullock and Charlize Theron, for a start…