No Huntsman sequel role for Stewart

Press Association

Universal Pictures is continuing to pursue a sequel to Snow White And The Huntsman in the wake of Kristen Stewart's affair with the film's director.

The 22-year-old Twilight actress - who starred in the film alongside Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron - recently confessed to having an affair with Rupert Sanders, the film's married, 41-year-old director.

Universal co-chairman Donna Langley said the studio is "currently exploring all options to continue the franchise".

Reports of Stewart's exit "are false", she declared in a statement issued on Wednesday night.

The sequel's future has been in doubt since last month when K-Stew - who played Snow White - and Sanders made a public apology for the tryst, which was caught in photographs published in a weekly magazine.

Stewart restated her love for her partner, Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, and said sorry for "this momentary indiscretion" which had "jeopardised the most important thing in my life".