Charlize Theron Enjoyed ‘Screaming at People’ In ‘Snow White’

'I screamed so much at people, I tore a stomach muscle,' she says during 'MTV First: Snow White and the Huntsman.'
By Kara Warner, with reporting by Josh HorowitzKara Warner, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

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If there is one thing you should have learned while watching "MTV First: Snow White and the Huntsman" on Tuesday night, it's that Oscar-winning thespian Charlize Theron is not only extremely talented and beautiful, but she just seems like a lot of fun, no matter what she's doing or talking about.

Case in point: When Theron was posed a question via Twitter about how much fun she had "diva-ing out" and playing "a bitch for a change," via her role as Evil Queen Ravenna in "Snow White and the Huntsman."

"What do you mean, 'for a change'?" she joked. "God, yeah. That's the tricky thing of the movie: Finding that line that you can walk where you're not going into camp-ville and you're also not going into 'please take me serious Marlon Brando acting-ville.' I did enjoy just screaming at people," Theron admitted. "I screamed so much at people, I tore a stomach muscle, which I had never heard of that before.

"And then off-set, you can joke about it, because you're in these costumes. I felt like I was being so high-maintenance: 'It hurts, oh gosh, I can't walk to craft service,' " she fake-whined. "You become a big pain in the ass. I mean, I'm saying it was the costume. but it really wasn't. That's how I behaved."

In addition to channeling her inner diva, Theron said she enjoyed exploring the fantastical elements involved in making a fairy tale.

"Of course you have this luxury to then throw back to the fairy tale," she said. "It's really huge in scale. This film is epic and big and the characters, what we tried to do was ground it and give it weight and reality, but there is a small part of this film that has to celebrate the fantastical of it."

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