Lily Collins talks Mirror Mirror

In the battle of the two competing Snow White films, there’s no question that Snow White And The Huntsman scored first blood when the two trailers landed earlier this month. Whilst the Kristen Stewart starring film could boast a visually arresting teaser full of action and adventure, Mirror Mirror ’s offering was more like Carry On Up The Forbidden Forest .

However, star Lily Collins has insisted that the two films are very different, and shouldn’t necessarily be in competition.

“The images of our films are very, very different,” she told Access Hollywood . “They’re both kind of untold stories, so you know they’re different in their own ways.”

“Our Snow White starts off as the fairytale princess we all know and love,” she continued, “and then she progresses into a young woman and much more of a fighter. But it’s not an edgy version of the story or a darker version. It’s very much a comedic adventure and I think the other one is a little darker.”

However, both films could all have been very different had Collins got Kristen Stewart’s part when she auditioned for it.

“I did read the other Snow White script,” she revealed. “I auditioned for it, but I’ve been so excited for Kristen. I think that story is so different than ours and the girls are so different. She’s perfect for her version, and I’m really excited to be doing this one and I think they have totally different audiences.”

And whilst her Snow White might not be such a warrior as Stewart’s, she’s certainly no pushover either.

“This was insane training,” she said of her preparation for the film. “I’ve been fight training and fencing for about three months now. I was kickboxing, doing some stuff on wires… it’s been really intense. I’ve gotten a lot of bumps and bruises, but so far no bad injuries!”

Mirror Mirror is released in the US on 16 March 2012. A UK release date has yet to be confirmed.

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