Kirsten Stewart has spoken for the first time about why she didn't return for the follow up to the 2012 his Snow White and the Hunstman.

After the film made $400m at the US box office, a sequel seemed certain but eventually Universal decided to move forward with a prequel focusing on Chris Hemsworth's Huntsman instead. 

According to Stewart though, that decision was made after months of negotiations with her. 

“I read a few scripts,” Stewart recalls. “None of them were good. None of them were greenlight-able. And I had a meeting with Universal about the places where the story could go. Maybe Chris was more into it. I actually don’t f—ing know.”

It had been suggested that the media storm surrounding her off screen affair with the movie's director Rupert Sanders caused Universal's decision to move on without her but she insists that simply wasn't the case.

“It wasn’t a situation where I got kicked off a movie because I got in trouble. We had been in talks months after that about making something work, and it never came together.”

Stewart says she found out that she wouldn't be returning for the follow up in a press release. 

“I was like, ‘OK, cool,’” she says with a laugh. “We hadn’t spoken in a long time, but I didn’t know we had broken up,” she says of Universal. The studio did reach out to ask her about cameoing in the movie but she ultimately decided to the decline. 

She told them “I might just leave that be. I was really into that, but …” she adds with a smirk. “So now I’m like … ‘Thank God.’”

Considering the prequel's poor performance at the box office she may be right to be so relieved. 

Via Variety