Lily Collins to 'kick butt' as Snow White

April 5th, 2011

Lily Collins is looking forward to "kicking some butt" in the new 'Snow White' movie.

The daughter of British musician Phil Collins - who is best known for her role as Sandra Bullock's daughter in sporting drama 'The Blind Side' - was recently named as the lead in the movie version of the classic fairytale and promised moviegoers can expect a different side to the heroine.

She said: "You'd be surprised. I think she does quite a bit of fighting in this movie. I think she goes from the very feminine version that you know to a very cool, empowered, confident girl who actually has to kick some butt."

However, Lily - who admitted she is still in shock over winning the role - has promised fans of the original fairytale will not be disappointed, because director Tarsem Singh plans to remain true to the story of 'Snow White'.

She told "It's so weird. I literally just found out that I was cast as Snow White. So I woke up this morning completely still like, "Is that real? Am I really Snow White?" It's a dream come true.

"It's taking old folk fairy tales and retelling them in modern day. We're still making it a period piece, and it's not like we're taking ours and making it edgy. We're 'Tarsem-ing' it. We're going to create this whole new world based on his vision. I think it's just taking you out of everyday life, and everyone loves a good fairy tale. But Snow White has always been one of my favourite fairy tales growing up. To be able to say, 'I'm going to be Snow White'- it's crazy. It's an honour.

Julia Roberts is signed on to play the wicked queen in the 3-D project - tentatively titled 'The Brothers Grimm: Snow White' while Armie Hammer will star as the prince.