Twilight actress Kristen Stewart has admitted she was “terrified” of having to ride for her new film “Snow White and the Huntsman”.

“I was shaking like a leaf when saddling up. Riding horses terrifies me,” Kristen told the Daily Star newspaper.

“I’ve felt that way ever since I fell off a horse when I was nine and broke my elbow.”

Kristen – most famous for her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight saga – plays Snow White in the new film.

The 21-year-old actress stars alongside Chris Hemsworth, who plays the huntsman in the title.

In a twist to the fairy tale, the huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed ends up protecting her in a quest to defeat the evil queen.

“Snow White and the Huntsman” will be released in the UK on 1 June.