On Monday, feedback Peter Dinklage made about one among Disney’s subsequent live-action remakes — of the corporate’s first feature-length animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs — went viral. What did he say? Properly, he didn’t a lot care for a way they have been giving the hero a progressive face-lift, casting Latinx actress Rachel Zegler (West Facet Story), however, he presumed, not doing the identical for the septet of gents who come to her support. Dinklage’s feedback prompted a response from Disney, who hoped to reassure people who, no, that’s not what they’re doing.
On a current episode of Marc Maron’s podcast WTF, Dinklage railed towards the Snow White reboot. “Actually no offense to anybody, however I used to be a bit bowled over once they have been very proud to solid a Latina actress as Snow White — however you’re nonetheless telling the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” he mentioned. “You’re progressive in a technique, however then you definately’re nonetheless making that f*cking backward story about seven dwarfs residing in a cave collectively? What the f*ck are you doing, man? Have I performed nothing to advance the trigger from my soapbox? I assume I’m not loud sufficient.”
In an announcement offered to The Hollywood Reporter, a Disney spokesperson revealed that really they’re making an attempt to do one thing new with the seven dwarf characters.
“To keep away from reinforcing stereotypes from the unique animated movie, we’re taking a unique method with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism neighborhood,” the assertion learn. “We stay up for sharing extra because the movie heads into manufacturing after a prolonged improvement interval.”
Disney didn’t reveal precisely what they’ll be doing with these seven characters, however they’re reportedly working with cultural consultants, as they did on their redos of Aladdin and Mulan, which averted casting Caucasian actors in roles meant for Center Japanese and Southeast Asian characters, respectively.