Who is Rupert Sanders? 5 Things To Know About Kristen Stewart’s Hookup
After news of the alleged tryst spread like wildfire on the web, Us Weekly printed incriminating photos of Stewart, 22, and Sanders, 41, cozying up in a car in what looks like to be a romantic moment.
So who is Rupert Sanders?
1. Snow White and the Huntsman is his first feature.
The big-screen fairytale adaptation is Sanders’ feature film directorial debut. The big-budget flick, which re-imagined the traditional Disney fairytale, pulled in $20.3 million domestically on its opening day in June 2012.
2. He is married to model-actress Liberty Ross.
Sanders tied the knot seven years ago with Liberty Ross, sister of Oscar-winning composer Atticus Ross. The British Vogue cover girl played Stewart’s mother in Snow White. London-born Ross, 33, recently shared photos and details of her family’s Hawaiian vacation, on the heels of Snow White and the Huntsman’s promo blitz. Just hours before her husband’s alleged affair exploded, Ross tweeted simply, “Wow,” before deactivating her account. It remains to be seen how the fallout will affect the film’s sequel, which is reportedly moving forward with both Stewart and Sanders.
British-born Sanders lives in Malibu, California, with his 7-year-old daughter Skyla and 5-year-old son Tennyson, both of whom had bit roes in their father’s blockbuster.
4. He praises Stewart’s acting skills.
“When you see her act you realize why she is such a huge movie star and why she’s going to continue to get bigger,” Sanders gushed to Screenrant. “I’d first seen her in Into the Wild and I was really blown away…She’s one those actors who does these smaller films and then she does these big movies and she’s really managed her career so well in that way. She’s incredibly spirited and very kind of wild and also she’s got this kind of this alchemy to her. You’re not quite sure what it is about her, but on screen she’s just incredible.”
5. Other than Snow White, his resume includes commercials and short films.
The director has helmed many TV advertisements, including one for Halo 3: ODST, which earned him two Golden Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.