May 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM ET
In the soon-to-be-released summer flick "Snow White and the Huntsman," actress Charlize Theron takes on the role of Queen Ravenna, the murderous stepmother to Kristen Stewart's not-so-simpering Snow White. In real life, Theron recently took on a very different mom role when she adopted her new son, Jackson. Theron stopped by TODAY Tuesday morning to dish about both parts.
As for that evil queen, early trailers revealed she's much darker than any version of the character that's made it to the big screen before, but Theron insists her Ravenna just goes back to the roots of the role.
"The original Brothers Grimm (story) has very, very dark tones," she explained. "It's darker than where we went with it. … I think that's the thing people are finding kind of a shock, because they think it's a girl's movie because it's a fairy tale. But it's really a kick-ass (film)."
It's also a film that Theron clearly takes pride in. But there's something else that she's even prouder of nowadays: How well she handles her favorite new-mom chore -- diaper duty.
"I love it!" she told TODAY's Ann Curry. "I've got to tell you, I'm available for other babies' diapers to be changed. … I can do it in my sleep now. I'm so good. … And as we were traveling, I had to buy diapers in different countries -- because he came on the press tour with me -- so I now know how to change a Japanese diaper, a Spanish diaper, an English diaper, (and a) German diaper. They all have little things (that are different). I'm like the diaper pro now!"
See more from the pro when "Snow White and The Huntsman" hits theaters Friday, June 1.
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