Universal Boots Kristen Stewart From Snow White Because She Is Unpure
By Alex Cranz
If you’ll recall last time I spoke of all this stupidity it was to note that nothing has changed since Hollywood forced Ingrid Bergman to flee in the 50s after leaving one husband for another.
Guess what? Things are still very much as they were in the 50s and the similarities between Bergman and Stewart continue to compound (though I will never compare their talent or that of the married male directors in their lives because Stromboli ≥ Snow White and the Huntsman forever).
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Stewart has been fired from the Snow White sequel. Guys. I sat through that movie. I almost fell asleep even with cheese fries and beer powering me on. The only good to come from it (besides Charlize Theron going full on crazy) was the love triangle set up for later sequels between Snow White, the prince and the Huntsman. And while yes axing one of those corners could be delightful (our first gay epic? What.) to view it as anything but an incredibly sexist move on the part of Universal would be…dare I say deluded?
Nope. Saying it.
This? This right here? Nathaniel Hawthorne was ridiculing Universal’s behavior 300 years ago. Easy A just poked fun at it and got Emma Stone a Golden Globe nomination two years ago! It’s such bald face sexism that it has me a bit shocked.
People are going to point out that Universal suggested a Huntsman spinoff back in April and that all sexism should be excused. They’ll say that Rupert Sanders only just started his career as a director and deserves a second chance.
One: The success of the film actually led to a sequel being developed. One that featured Stewart. Her release isn’t “going in another direction.” Its a bad attempt at dropping what they perceive to be “sullied” goods from their potential franchise.
Two: Why does Sanders get a second chance and Stewart does not?
HitFix has made the suggestion that this may all be blown way out of proportion. If you check out the sensationalized THR article you’ll note the story is David Koepp has been let go as writer and that they’re moving in a different direction–one that focuses on Hemsworth’s character. That’s where I and many others have pulled the story from. Stewart isn’t officially fired. They’re just “moving in another direction”; which, in this day and age is just as transparent a move as firing her. Universal is nervous and backing away from using Stewart by suddenly returning to their April plans for a spin off instead of a sequel. The timing is just way to coincidental to read it any other way.