Mirror Mirror, a 2012 comedy fantasy film, adds a twist to classic fairytale story of Snow White. With one of the most celebrated actresses of our time, Julia Roberts plays insatiable antagonist Queen Clementianna. In a rare twist, the film places a heavy emphasis on the comedic elements while still keeping it fantastical.
The wicked enchantress Queen Clementianna (Julia Roberts) is having problems – she is neither the richest nor the fairest in the land. When she sees that orphan Snow White (Lily Collins) and her throne are up for grab, she quickly decides to get rid of her, banishing her into the death-laden realms of the Dark Forest.
Being left for dead in the forest, Snow White must avoid the man-eating creature lest face death. While struggling for her life, she encounters a band of small, highway robbers who nurse her back to health. While the Queen is attempting to trick hunky Prince Andrew (Arnie Hammer) into falling in love with her, Snow White returns back home to take back her man and her castle.
Directed by Tarsem Singh, the part of the Queen was always meant for Roberts, who Singh thought would make a perfect fit for the evil-character. Although Singh does indeed hint that the Queen may be more insecure than evil, something Roberts has a keen eye for. Either way, Mirror Mirror is set to premiere this March and by the looks of it, seems to take comedic approach with the classic fairytale quite flawlessly.