EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sam Claflin Talks 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:17
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Opening in theaters on June 1st is the highly anticipated new film Snow White and the Huntsman, which is a "Lord of the Rings-style" retelling of the classic fairy tale. The film was helmed by first time director Rupert Sanders and stars Twilight's Kristen Stewart in the title role. In addition to Stewart, the movie features an all-star cast that includes Oscar-winner Charlize Theron (Young Adult), Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers), and Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), as well as Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Bob Hoskins (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger), Ray Winstone (Edge of Darkness), Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and Nick Frost (Attack the Block) as the Dwarves. 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Sam Claflin at the London Hotel in Los Angeles to discuss his work on Snow White and the Huntsman. The actor talked about the new film, his initial reaction to the script, how he got cast in the film, changes that he made to his character, the rivalry between Prince William and the Huntsman, William's love for Snow White, working with both Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth, collaborating with director Rupert Sanders, archery training, and the movie's stunning visual effects.

To watch our exclusive interview with Sam Claflin about Snow White and the Huntsman, please click on the video player above. 

SYNOPSIS: 

The ruthless Queen Ravenna (Theron) has conquered several of kingdoms and plans to take over the entire continent. But she soon learns from her Magic Mirror that she will be overthrown by her stepdaughter Snow White (Stewart), who will also surpass her as the "Fairest of Them All." The only way for Ravenna to remain in power is to consume Snow White's heart and achieve immortality. When Snow White manages to escape into the Dark Forest, the Queen summons a Huntsman named Eric (Hemsworth) to kill the Princess. Eric, however, takes pity on her and teaches Snow White unique skills in the art of war. Now, with the aid of several dwarves (McShane, Hoskins, Jones, Winstone, Marsan and Frost) and her childhood love Prince Williams (Claflin), Snow White begins a powerful revolution to kill her stepmother once and for all. 

To read our interview with costume designer Colleen Atwood about her work on Snow White and the Huntsman, please click here

To read our WonderCon interview with director Rupert Sanders about Snow White and the Huntsman, please click here

Snow White and the Huntsman wages war in theaters on June 1st.