One of the big reasons that moviegoers — all boosted by the film's killer trailers — will be turning out in droves this weekend to see Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman" this Friday are the stars, with the picture stocked with of-the-moment hotness. Its three leads are "Twilight" franchise star Kristen Stewart as the fairest in the land, Snow White; Chris Hemsworth, currently smashing the box office records to smithereens as Thor in Joss Whedon's superhero free-for-all "The Avengers" as the titular huntsman; and Charlize Theron, as the vainglorious evil queen Ravenna (and she's appearing in Ridley Scott's sci-fi spectacle "Prometheus" opening next week).
In a dazzling feat of technological derring-do, we got to participate in a Google+ hangout session with Theron and Hemsworth from the film's press junket in England (that's a real castle behind them), wherein they talked about their approach to the characters, what they took from the original Disney animated "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," their amazing costumes and more. We've included the full interviews below, which you can browse at your leisure. Both actors are really charming and engaging and Hemsworth in particular seems bowled over by his amazing year (he also had "Cabin in the Woods," the Whedon-produced horror flick, open this spring after eons in the vault). The interviews are fun and fizzy and if you've a coffee break to fill, they're a nice way to get primed for the movie.
"Snow White and the Huntsman" opens on June 1st.