But a new report reveals a major professional consequence: the actress has been dropped from any subsequent Snow White and the Huntsman sequels.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a follow-up to this summer hit – if there is one – will now focus on Chris Hemsworth‘s Huntsman instead of the beloved fairy tale character Stewart brought to life on the big screen.
Though unconfirmed, it’s likely Sanders will return to direct the film.
The original grossed nearly $400 million worldwide and Universal had strongly been considering plans for a sequel. In this same article, a spokesperson simply tells the trade that the “studio is currently exploring options to continue the franchise.”
This move is likely to generate a great deal of controversy, especially if Sanders really is behind the camera for the sequel.
Would an actor have been fired for having an affair? How can there be justification for letting Stewart go and not the married man who cheated on his wife? Sound off now, THGers: Is it fair to give Stewart the boot from Snow White?
UPDATE: Says the studio in a new statement: “We are extremely proud of ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ and we’re currently exploring all options to continue the franchise. Any reports that Kristen Stewart has been dropped are false.”