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  • Deleted Scene: A few are included in the extended DVD release, which also features quite a few longer cuts of scenes. Deleted scenes include Snow White and the Huntsman making their way through the forest, and perhaps the most significant, a conversation between William and the Huntsman about the "light" inside of Snow White.
  • Doing It for the Art: Rupert Sanders wanted the film to have plenty of practical effects, and was very particular about realism in scale. As a result, a miniature model of Ravenna's castle was constructed over six months. The gigantic trebuchet likewise weighed 6.5 tonnes.
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  • Dueling Movies: With Mirror, Mirror, a comedy fantasy version of the tale with Lily Collins as Snow White and Julia Roberts as the Queen. They got similar receptions critically, but Huntsman was more successful financially, even getting a sequel.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Sam Spruell's hair was bleached and cut into Finn's distinctive style. He's described it as "fine for the film, horrible for civilian life."
  • Fake Brit:
    • Snow White has a British accent, but played by American actress Kristen Stewart.
    • And of course, Charlize Theron continues her long streak of not playing a South African character.
  • Fake Scot: Chris Hemsworth is Australian and plays the Huntsman who has a Scottish accent... most of the time.
  • Never Work with Children or Animals: Downplayed. Kristen Stewart was terrified of horses, due to an accident when she was nine, and had to overcome that fear for her role.
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  • Real-Life Relative: Snow White's mother at the beginning of the film is played by the director's wife at the time. She was notably not his wife by the end of production, see below.
  • Romance on the Set: Between married director Rupert Sanders and Kristen Stewart, who was dating Robert Pattinson at the same time.
  • Saved from Development Hell: The script had been written in 2003 but since Darker and Edgier fairy tales weren't being done, "no one knew what to do with it" - and the flopping of The Brothers Grimm only exacerbated matters. It wasn't until the commercial success of Alice in Wonderland (2010) that it was finally greenlit.
  • Throw It In: During one scene, Kristen Stewart accidentally punched Chris Hemsworth in the eye. The take is used in the film.
  • Word of God: Kristen Stewart denied statements that she had been dropped from the franchise after the affair scandal - claiming that she had been still offered numerous scripts to potential sequels and turned them down, disliking the quality of them.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Felicity Jones was offered the role of Snow White.
    • The Huntsman was scripted to be an older character - with actors such as Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, Hugh Jackman and Viggo Mortensen being considered. Likewise the kiss that wakes up Snow White was planned to be a symbol of fatherly / familial love, meaning this movie nearly got there before Once Upon a Time, Frozen (2013), and Maleficent.
    • Winona Ryder was the first choice for Ravenna, but she declined. Angelina Jolie was also offered the role, which Maleficent would have made Hilarious in Hindsight.
    • The poisoned apple scene followed the original fairy tale in the first draft. However the director felt that was too standard, and instead came up with Ravenna disguising herself as William instead.


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