Peter Dinklage is fighting Disney studios for filming the live-action remake of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.
Dinklage, 52, who was born with a dwarf form known as achondroplasia, said in Monday’s episode of WTF with Marc Maron audio files that despite Disney’s “progressive” idea to cast Rachel Zegler as Snow White, the remake still tells an “outdated” story.
“Literally not offending anyone, but I was a bit surprised,” he said. “They are very proud to have cast a Latina actress to play Snow White. But you’re still telling the story ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’. Take a step back and look back at what you were doing there, you know? It makes no sense to me.”
Dinklage, the “Game of Thrones” star, who has won four Emmys, a Golden Globe and an SAG award, added: “Did I do nothing to promote a cause out of my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough.”
A Disney spokesperson replied in a statement Third, Disney consulted with members of the dwarven community to prepare for the film.
“To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original cartoon, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have consulted with members of the dwarven community, ” said the statement. “We look forward to sharing more as the film begins production after a long period of development.”
Dinklage later told Maron in their interview that he would be excited if the 1937 Hollywood fairy tale could somehow be told in a less offensive way.
Zegler, 20 years old, person won this month’s Golden Globes for her role as Maria in “West Side Story”, she was cast as Snow White in June.
The film, directed by Marc Webb and starring Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen, will be Disney’s latest in a growing number of live-action reboots, including “Mulan,” “Maleficent,” and “Maleficent.” ”, “Cinderella”, “The Jungle Book,” “Aladdin” and “Dumbo. “
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