Film and TV

Seven Casting Calls Worse Than Kristen Stewart as Snow White

Lips a standard pinky-orange. Hair a dark, dusty brown. Accent...sort of British. That's Kristen Stewart for you, as dear, dear Snow White.

Stewart - the child actor turned Twilight megastar - is often criticized for taking that old adage of acting for the camera ("Do nothing") a bit too seriously, though she's proved her chops in smaller flicks like Adventureland and The Runaways. It's true, casting characters that are defined so largely by their beauty is never easy; see Diana Kruger as Helen of Troy or Clemence Poesy as Fleur Delacour. But to cast the likeable tomboy next door (assuming it's a neighborhood of Hollywood insiders) who looks surprisingly fetching when styled by Elle as a young woman whose beauty is destined to surpass Charlize Theron's? Mirror, please.

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Amanda Kehrberg
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