Ross, Theron, and Stewart promote 'Snow White' in May 2012. (Jon Furniss/WireImage)
Kristen Stewart has formally apologized for "the hurt and embarrassment" she caused when her affair with "Snow White and the Hunstman" director Rupert Sanders became public. But it seems that while Robert Pattinson and Sanders' wife Liberty Ross are handling the news in their own ways, there's one unexpected person who's taking the news especially hard: Charlize Theron.
Theron may have played Stewart's arch-nemesis in "Snow White," but on set they developed an incredibly close bond. Apparently they were mutual sources for advice, especially while Theron was planning the adoption of her son Jackson, with Theron even asking Stewart to be his godmother. But all the while, she had no idea that she wasn't the only person on the "SWATH" set that Stewart was getting close to.
Now a mother herself, Theron reportedly "feels great sympathy for Liberty and the kids, and yet she has a sisterly love for Kristen" and "feels completely betrayed by the whole incident." So far, Theron is the only actor from "SWATH" the press has reported on, but considering that film as well as the "Twilight" series are heavily involved in the affair, we're guessing it's only a matter of time before we hear from other friends and co-workers.
Stewart and Pattinson will still have to promote the final "Twilight" film even if they break up, and both she and Chris Hemsworth have the option of returning for "SWATH" sequel, although Sanders' options are looking slim. But it's safe to say that working conditions on either set would be awkward at best.
The jealousy, gossip, competition, and scandals on a Hollywood film sets can be like high school, only a million times worse. Just imagine the angst that will come as a result of cast and crew members having to choose between Camp Pattinson and Camp Stewart! Or picture everyone struggling to adjust to a new vision for "Snow White" while trying to ignore the reason behind Sanders' absence.
These are professional actors, after all, so we can hope that everyone will put the affair behind them and the hostility won't extend into movie theatres in the next few years. Maybe the stars of "Twilight" and "Snow White and the Hunstman" will even offer a sensitive ear -- after removing their palms from their faces.