Charlize Theron Once Shared That She Hated Saying This Iconic Line in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Actor Charlize Theron had the opportunity to portray a modern interpretation of one of Disney’s most sinister villains. But her role in Snow White and the Huntsman required Theron to say a line she wasn’t too fond of, as she felt it went against the film’s modern take.

Charlize Theron enjoyed screaming at people as the queen in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Charlize Theron speaking on stage while wearing a black and gold dress.
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For Theron, there were some perks to pretending to be the evil Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman. In an interview with MTV News, the actor quipped that she had a good time being a bit of a diva.

“That’s the tricky thing of the movie: Finding that line that you can walk where you’re not going into camp-ville and you’re also not going into ‘please take me serious Marlon Brando acting-Ville.’ I did enjoy just screaming at people,” Theron said. “I screamed so much at people, I tore a stomach muscle, which I had never heard of that before.”

But the Fast and Furious alum quipped she behaved the way that she did because of her attitude.

“And then off-set, you can joke about it, because you’re in these costumes. I felt like I was being so high-maintenance: ‘It hurts, oh gosh, I can’t walk to craft service,” she recalled. “You become a big pain in the ass. I mean, I’m saying it was the costume, but it really wasn’t. That’s how I behaved.”

Charlize Theron hated saying this iconic line in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Although there were certain parts of the movie she enjoyed, there were others Theron was less than pleased with. The Oscar-winner opened up about reciting the classic Snow White line, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all.” It was an iconic sentence Theron wasn’t looking forward to saying.

“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,” Theron told Magic 105.4 (via Female First). “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.”

Why Charlize Theron came back for the sequel

The first film later sparked a sequel in The Huntsman: Winter’s War. There, Theron found herself reprising her role as the queen. As to why she came back, Theron shared that one of her main reasons for returning was Avengers star Chris Hemsworth.

“I had a blast on the first one. I had a really great time working with Chris. I think I was in shock when I got the call, because I die in the first one. Spoiler alert. I was a little bit like, ‘Well how is that going to work?’ Then, when I saw the script and I realized, I was just really flattered that they wanted to bring me back,” Theron told Collider.

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