I don’t normally delve into Hollywood gossip, but there has been a bit of buzz lately that has got me thinking. It seems that our beloved KStew is being courted to play Snow White in an upcoming action/drama remake of the story. What do you think about that? Do you think she will do it? Her career choices seem to be more geared toward indie stuff, do you think she would want to play another “young adult/teen”-geared role, or does she want to do more “serious” stuff?
In my opinion as Thinking About Twilight Stuff Too Much Girl, and sadly, not (YET!) as KStew’s BFF and confidant, or even, again sadly, as someone who does not know her personally at all, I suppose it depends on the treatment of the movie. There has been a lot of talk about Bella as a damsel in distress, which I personally take issue with (specifically, HERE). Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke just did a very different version of Red Riding Hood, and I suspect this, too, will not be a scene for scene remake of the Disney cartoon. Perhaps Kristen would do it if Snow White is more kick-ass and less delicate flower. I just saw Tangled, and it seems that, perhaps maybe a little, Hollywood is getting the message that we are all very tired of girls in films sitting around waiting to be rescued. Damsels are So. Over.
Do you think Hollywood is trying to make fairy tales the new phenom to replace the vampires that have been everywhere of late? If so, do you think it will work, or are vampires here to stay?
As far as the damsel/YA angle, it’s something to think about for Kristen; do you think she would or should be worried about becoming typecast? Would you go see the movie regardless, or only because she is in it and we all love her so?