Hemsworth, Stewart shine at premiere
Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth arrive at the Snow White and The Huntsman Australian premiere. Picture: Getty Images

No mirror was required to determine who was the fairest of them all at the Australian premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman in Sydney tonight.

His co-star Kristen Stewart may generate fan hysteria wherever she goes in the world thanks to her leading role in the Twilight movies but it was Australian Chris Hemsworth who received the loudest screams as the pair walked the white carpet at Westfield, Bondi ahead of the star-studded screening of their new film.

The strapping blonde from Melbourne, who is already the toast of Tinseltown for his role as Thor in the blockbuster The Avengers, plays the Huntsman alongside Stewart's Snow White in Rupert Sanders' gritty revamp of the Grimm brothers' famous fairytale.

He is dispatched by the evil Ravenna (Charlize Theron) to kill Snow White however in a twist he becomes her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the wicked queen.

Despite missing his wife, Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, and baby daughter India, who were unable to make the trip from London, Hemsworth admitted he was delighted to finally get to premiere his new movie on home soil.

"I don’t get back here nearly as much as I’d love to," he said.

"I’m so glad this was the last stop on the tour and I got to come back home for a while.

"I went surfing at Maroubra yesterday and almost drowned. It’s been a while."

No doubt he got a few tips later in the evening from 11-times world surfing champion Kelly Slater, one of a host of celebrities at the premiere.

Dressed in a navy suit and white shirt, Hemsworth charmed his adoring fans by taking his time walking the white carpet, even delaying the start of the screening to sign SWATH posters.

And there was plenty of love for Stewart who turned heads in an emerald green beaded two-piece dress but ditched her pair of silver Christian Louboutin heels halfway down the white carpet in favour of a pair of Converse sneakers.

Stewart, who some fans had camped out over night to see, admitted she was never a fan of the Snow White - that is until she met Sanders, who was also at the premiere.

"No it’s not my favourite," she said.

"I saw the title (of the film) and I was like ’Really, why?’ But it became really obvious after reading the first five pages of the script, especially after talking to Rupert about why he wanted to do it and why it was important to do now."

And of course she couldn’t complain about working with Hemsworth.

"Yeah Chris is a good Aussie boy," she said with a smile. "You guys really know how to pump them out. He’s a twinkle."

Oscar-winning actress Theron didn’t make the trip down under for the premiere but Hemsworth met up with some of his former Home and Away co-stars, including Kate Ritchie who said she was looking forward to chatting to the man she first knew as a "spunky lifesaver".

Snow White and the Huntsman opens on Thursday.

The West Australian

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