You can imagine that the sets of each of the upcoming Snow White movies are tenser than usual since they know that another studio is making the same film, albeit with a different bent. But we have to feel for Lily Collins specifically: She plays Snow in The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, but boyfriend Taylor Lautner seems to know more about his Twilight costar Kristen Stewart‘s competing project.
At the VMAs, The Hollywood Reporter asked Taylor which Snow White movie he was rooting for. Although his excuse at first was “They’re so different, I can root for them both,” it seemed clear that he’s much more familiar with Kristen’s project. Here’s what he had to say about Snow White and the Huntsman, which sees Snow as a warrior knight defending her kingdom with the help of Chris Hemsworth:
“Kristen’s going to be cool and edgy and dark. It’s gonna be something new for her and I think that’s really exciting.”
When asked about Lily’s movie, he got distracted by Nicki Minaj (who he thought was Lady Gaga) coming down the carpet, and just ended up saying, “Lily’s gonna be great, too, and a completely different feel.”
It’s not surprising that Taylor might be more informed about Kristen’s movie, since they’ve just been shooting the monumental finale to the Twilight saga, Breaking Dawn, Part 1. As colleagues they would’ve talked about her big post-Twilight role. We often hear about actors in relationships not spending a lot of time together thanks to conflicting shooting dates, so for all we know Taylor hasn’t actually talked to his girlfriend about her movie’s take on Snow White. There’s also the issue that The Brothers Grimm: Snow White, while dark since it’s taken from the original tale, might get written off for being too traditional.
Also, has anyone noticed that Lily and Kristen really look alike? That can’t be the most comforting thing, to watch your boyfriend make out with a girl who resembles you. But if Lily needs an advantage, there’s the 2012 release date: Lily’s movie comes out first, on March 16, with Kristen’s following on June 1.