DWARF: She's pretty.
DWARF: Who is she?
KRISTEN: My father was King Magnus.
DWARF: Does she speak the truth?
Even though the movie retains key elements from the original story like the dwarves, clearly, it's a lot more action-packed than how we're used to seeing the fairytale heroine. But Kristen and Charlize both say the story really leant itself to such a retelling.
KRISTEN: It never felt like a movie where you were just trying to have a strong girl character be sort of bad-ass.
CHARLIZE: It felt authentic. When I read it I thought, why didn't I think of this? It felt like of course, this is the perfect story to put in that setting.
KRISTEN: You want to like, join the cause.