“I THINK FAIRY­TALES HAVE BEEN DI­LUTE D”

Emily Blunt is Freya

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - The Huntsman -

How did you find hav­ing Charlize Theron as your sis­ter in The Hunts­man: Win­ter’s War?

It was so fun hav­ing a Queen- off with Charlize! She’s the best. Such a pro. She doesn’t take any of it se­ri­ously, which is just how I like to work as well.

How would you de­scribe Freya’s re­la­tion­ship with Theron’s Ravenna?

Freya has never had the ab­so­lute evil core that Ravenna has. I think that Freya has al­ways main­tained some­what of a moral com­pass, even though her heart has been turned cold against the world. It’s some­thing of a strug­gle [ for Freya to be evil], and that greatly dis­ap­points Ravenna. I think she re­sents that. She sees it as weak.

How did you find your in­ner Ice Queen? Did you prac­tise throw­ing ice?

You def­i­nitely have to make some shapes as the Ice Queen! You have to prac­tice what that looks like, hurl­ing ice at peo­ple! There’s an as­pect of that. And try­ing to do it in a corset is an­other chal­lenge. I’ve done my fair share of bon­nets and crowns at this point!

Did you, Charlize and Jes­sica all gang up on Chris Hemsworth?

Chris will never work with women again af­ter this ex­pe­ri­ence – he was bul­lied!

Did you grow up on fairy­tales?

Oh, yeah, I loved all those fairy­tales and my Mum would read fairy­tales to us. I think fairy­tales are in­ter­est­ing be­cause they’ve mor­phed into some­thing a lit­tle lighter th­ese days, as if we’re scared of warn­ing our chil­dren about the real ter­rors of life. I think that fairy­tales have been di­luted. James Mot­tram

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