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Wait – you can get fired for making out with your boss?!The fallout of Kristen Stewart’s “momentary discretion” continues, as news broke this week that she has been dropped from any future movies in the Snow White and the Huntsman franchise.
There’s no doubt that Stewart, 22, continues to wholeheartedly regret her affair with 41-year-old Rupert Sanders, her Snow White and the Huntsman director. So far, it has cost Stewart her relationships with Robert Pattinson, her future jobs as Snow White, and possibly Sanders’ marriage (which involved two children). Yikes.
Reports state that Sanders is working hard to earn his wife’s, Liberty Ross, forgiveness and trust back (good luck, dude), and she has forbidden him from ever working with Stewart again (duh.) The logical assumption for the Snow White and the Huntsman franchise would be to simply find a new director for the sequel(s), but apparently Sanders is a hotter commodity than Stewart.
That really is saying a lot, considering that she is the star and the face of the franchise. Does this mean Sanders is really that good? Or is Stewart that bad? Or are the producers just not willing to have to worry about Stewart making out (or worse) with any future directors? Perhaps producers just don’t think Stewart’s outside drama is worth it along with her high price tag; she was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood this past year, according to Forbes, after all.
Whatever the reasoning, it is a huge professional slap in Stewart’s face.
The original Snow White and the Huntsman brought in just under $400 million worldwide, so it’s no wonder they want to make a follow-up. But how can the franchise move forward without its female lead?
Easily, actually. The sequel will instead focus on its other pretty face – Chris Hemsworth, or the huntsman. Looking at the male’s side of the story, especially taking it beyond the period of time Disney focused on, is actually a very creative and intriguing angle.
The original plan had been to make two movies that included the Snow White character, and the third film would focus solely on Hemsworth’s character, but that has clearly changed. Screenwriter David Koepp had originally been signed on to write the Snow White sequel, but as that movie is essentially being skipped over, he is being bought out of his contract.
It’s doubtful that Stewart ever considered all of this when she decided to meet Rupert for a secluded (although not secluded enough, apparently) meet-up and tryst in late June. All she can do at this point is chalk the whole thing up as one huge, horrible learning experience and try to move forward. Being so young, she will likely recover personally and professionally just fine.