“I THINK FAIRYTALES HAVE BEEN DILUTE D”
Emily Blunt is Freya
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