Based on the promotions, which feature Charlize Theron's villainous character prominently, Ravenna might have been a fitting title for Rupert Sanders' Snow White and the Huntsman. Of course, there's something to be said for a familiar name. Ravenna may not have made it into the title of the movie, but she's certainly front and center everywhere else, including the recently released poster, and this new featurette.
If there's one thing that can be said with certainty, based on the trailers and other promotional content, it's that Theron makes for a very beautiful evil queen. And hopefully, she'll be just the right amount of dark and twisty without being overly campy. We'll have to see if that proves to be the case. In the meantime, Theron had some interesting things to say about her character Ravenna and the film in this brief featurette, courtesy of iTunes…
"I'm not a method actor," Theron says. "But there were some things about this character that I've really embraced."
It's interesting to hear Theron talk about connecting with her character, or at least, seeing Ravenna's point of view enough to note her great instincts and how she does what she needs to in order to survive. She seems to see the evilness of the character from the outside perspective, but understands her motivations, having stepped into her shoes in playing the part.
Ravenna certainly seems like a survivor… and also sort of evil. But evil definitely works for a villainous role, and it looks like Theron's delivering a fantastic (and beautiful) performance in the role. I also like the talk of "heightened fantasies and harsh realities," which from the featurette, may include killing a guy with her fingernails (or maybe with magic - it was hard to tell exactly what she did to him there). We'll have to wait and see how all of this comes together when the film arrives in theaters on June 1st.
In addition to Theron, Snow White and the Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth. For more information, photos and videos, visit out Blend FIlm Database.