After Kristen Stewart was busted for making out with married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders in the back of a Mini Cooper, I was just starting to think that we were all getting over the whole "hate KStew more than wasps, slow internet connection, and stepping in dog poop" thing...
But news on the street is that Kristen has now been well and truly axed from the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel. If she does appear in the movie at all, her role would be likely limited to a cameo.
This might seem like strange news given that the Twilight star was one of the main attractions of the first movie. But, the decision to cut the 22-year-old actress could well have something to do with her scandalous affair with the first movie's director and married father of two, Sanders. Stewart and Sanders issued public apologies in the wake of the passionate 'indiscretion', before another shock revelation which saw Robert Pattinson move out of his apartment with KStew.
Neither has Sanders been asked back to direct the sequel, and I'm skeptical that the studio will want him back at all - given that The Walking Dead exec producer Frank Darabont is now said to be stepping into the directing shoes - so maybe Universal isn't all that worried about potential on-set weirdness between the pair. It could just be that Stewart has been dropped because of all the negative publicity surrounding her part in the fairytale franchise which is, ultimately, aimed at a young audience.
It's been rumored that Snow White and the Huntsman 2 will be reconfigured to focus on Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman and cut Kristen Stewart's role as Snow White out entirely. That said, the Huntsman spin-off idea didn't just conveniently originate after KStew's affair. It seems like the original plan was to make two movies focusing on Snow White's character and then spin Hemsworth off into his own adventure franchise.
Either way, do you think the decision to axe Kristen was mainly based on the cheating scandal? If so, I have just a few words to say: Mistakes happen. Get over it.
Do you think Kristen Stewart should be kicked out of Snow White and the Huntsman 2?
(Source: The Independent)