Disney says ‘taking a different approach’ to ‘Snow White’ remake after criticism, Entertainment News
Walt Disney Co says it’s “taking a different approach” to its upcoming live-action remake of the animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” following criticism from actor Peter Dinklage.
In an interview on comedian Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast on Monday, Dinklage, who suffers from a form of dwarfism known as achondroplasia, said casting a Latin actress in the lead role was “progressive “, but called the story, based on the 19th century fairy tale, “upside down”.
“Literally no offense to anything, but I was a little surprised… They were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White – but you’re still telling the story of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ , the ‘Game of Thrones and ‘Cyrano’ actor said.
“Step back and look at what you are doing there. It makes no sense to me. together ? What the hell are you doing, man? Did I do nothing to advance the cause from my platform? I guess I’m not loud enough.
The remake of the 1937 Disney animated film, in which seven dwarf miners take in a princess exiled by her evil stepmother, stars ‘West Side Story’ actress Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Israeli actress Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen.
“To avoid reinforcing stereotypes of the original animated film, we’re taking a different approach with these seven characters and consulting with members of the dwarfism community,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement to the publication on Tuesday. industry writer The Hollywood Reporter and who has been widely quoted in the media.
“We look forward to sharing more as the film enters production after a long period of development.”
Disney did not immediately respond to a request for additional comment. The new Snow White movie is due out next year.