"I am such a fan of Tarsem, I thought, 'Okay, well,
I'd love to meet him. And if I have to go and sit and hear
him talk about 'Snow White' for an hour and then just talk
about other things, then that's what we'll do.'
"And he had such a great take on it and he had such
a vibrant personality. I read the script that he had and
I was really taken and really surprised and suddenly thought,
'Oh, wait a minute, this is all coming together in this
unexpected way,'" she said.
The film boasts of elaborate sets and costumes, which left
the 44-year-old 'Pretty Woman' mesmerised.
"Well, they're stunning and I really think they are
such an integral part of the film and the characters. It's
the same as having these amazing sets, being in these kinds
of clothes. They were completely original and authentic
to what we were trying to accomplish," said Roberts.
For her role of the evil queen, Roberts has been made to
wear massive gowns.
"As Tarsem would say, in these great, huge spaces,
we needed to fill them in every way and physically really
dominate these spaces. So they had to be quite architectural
and, in that, not terribly cozy," she added.
Her make-up is not particularly over-the-top, unlike other
evil characters in showbiz.
"I don't look particularly good in big purple eye
shadow with a Dracula collar. We wanted to go a different
route with the Evil Queen's look. I think people like variations
on things," said Roberts, who started her Hollywood
career with the 1987 film "Firehouse".
She rose to fame after playing the lead in the 1990 romantic
comedy "Pretty Woman". She won the Academy Award
for best actress in 2001 for her performance in "Erin
Among other noted films of Roberts are "My Best Friend's
Wedding", "Mystic Pizza", "Notting Hill",
"Runaway Bride", "Valentine's Day",
"Ocean's Eleven" and "Ocean's Twelve".