Considering that Fifty Shades of Grey came out of Twilight fanfiction, it was only a matter of time before Kristen Stewart crossed paths with the book. And trust MTV’s Josh Horowitz – who’s become known for his irreverent interviews and games with stars of The Hunger Games and other films — to make her read the erotic novel, along with her other Snow White and the Huntsman co-stars.
At the Snow White junket, Horowitz handed out a copy to the actors and invited them to read what sounds like an early scene from the book, before any of the BDSM comes into play. “I haven’t bought it yet. I’m kind of dying to read it,” Kristen said, and later giggled her way through the entry, which is of course from Anastasia Steele‘s point of view.
What’s bizarre, however, is that it’s never clear if Kristen knows that she indirectly inspired Anastasia and the erotic bestseller. At one point in the video, Horowitz asks her if she’s ever read erotic fanfiction about her Twilight character Bella Swan, and she answers, ”No, and it’s not because I’m not interested, I just… I haven’t Googled that one yet.” You get the impression that he told her off-camera about Fifty Shades‘ history as a rewrite of Edward and Bella in a non-vampire, BDSM-heavy setting… but it’s a lost opportunity that we don’t get to actually see Kristen’s reaction.
Of course, the real star of the video is Charlize Theron, who jokes that she “knows the book well” and even starts to act out the seduction scene with lucky Horowitz. Chris Hemsworth‘s reaction is also pretty adorable, as he won’t even touch it at first. (Side note: I could now totally see him as Christian Grey…)