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Charlize Theron reveals costume pain

Charlize Theron says her film costumes were "more damaging" than the fight sequences in Snow White and The Huntsman.

The actress stars as evil Queen Ravenna in the upcoming drama - an adaption of the classic fairy-tale, also starring Kristen Stewart.

Kristen - who plays Snow White in the movie - comes to blows with Charlize's manipulative character. Charlize says her onscreen attire was uncomfortable to say the least.

"The costumes were more damaging than the actual fight sequences," Charlize revealed to MTV News.

"I was way more bruised from my costume than I was from [fighting with Stewart]."

Snow White and The Huntsman also stars Hollywood hunk Chris Hemsworth. Charlize says the actor got a better deal when it came to his garb.

"Doing a fight sequence in your sweatpants is different than wearing an 80-pound steel thing. I don't know, you were in leather," she said to him.

"It's different. [Kristen] was in full metal, I was in full metal, just getting down, it took us four hours," she said, speaking of the complex setting involved in filming her showdown with Kristen.

The film's costume designer Colleen Atwood has previously revealed that despite the restrictive costumes, she had fun creating looks for Charlize.

"You can't design for [Queen] Ravenna without having Charlize to work the costume. We had a great time. She wanted to have fun with it and not be too strapped into the cliché of an evil queen. She wanted to be a person too and later becomes sort of mad. The [costumes] get more and more spectral and bug-like as the movie progresses," she said.

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