During the past weekend, Universal Studios Singapore was transform into an ice castle, complete with a sprawling red carpet leading up to the Pantages Hollywood Theatre, where “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” screening took place.
Thousands of fans and visitors filled up the area from as early as 10am to catch a glimpse of the all-star cast of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”. Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain and Oscar-winner Charlize Theron, who showed up with director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan at the Asian premiere of their Huntsman spin-off were greeted by screaming fans.
“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” tells the story of a powerful Ice Queen, Freya, who is betrayed by her evil sister, Queen Ravenna. After retreating to a secluded kingdom in the north, the cold-hearted Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the strict rule that they are not allowed to fall in love with one another.
There was however, nothing chilly about the event as the Hollywood stars heated up the red carpet with their presence. They smiled for selfies, sign countless autographs, and some lucky fans even got to hug their favourite idols in this once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity.
According to Toggle Singapore, Theron who wore a slinky revealing white dress with smoky eye make-up and peach lipstick, had to constantly step aside to let her team fix her makeup and dab away sweat. The humidity wasn’t too kind on Hemsworth and Nicolas-Troyan either, as the 2 also needed quick touch-ups every now and then.
“I’m very happy to be here. The fans have been amazing waiting out in this heat. It’s so hot today and they’ve been out here for hours. I was so excited to be a part of it and to be asked to be a part of it, you know. I really loved making the first one and to be part of the second one has been so great,” said Theron.
In talking to Toggle, Nicolas-Troyan confessed that he did feel the pressure of taking over the directorial reins from Rupert Sanders, who directed the 1st film. “When you take on this type of job you know what you’re going up against. Rupert and I are close friends and he came to visit me on set and we talked about it, and I hope I was up for the challenge and I hope people enjoy this as much as the first one,” said the director.
So what was it like working with Hemsworth, Chastain, Theron, and Emily Blunt? “The best thing was how easy it was. I had no idea it was going to be that amazing and that easy of a process, and I’m dying to work with them again,” Nicolas-Troyan added.
In case you didn’t know, we are giving away “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” premiere screening passes, so hurry up and submit your entries here.
“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” arrives in cinemas on 14th April 2016. Get a load of the movie’s fun facts here.