Disney has responded to “Game of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage (52, “Cyrano”)’s criticism of the upcoming live-action adaptation of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.
“In order not to reinforce the stereotypes of the original animation, we’re taking a different approach with these seven characters and have consulted with members of the ‘short stature community,'” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement to Variety. “We look forward to sharing more when the film goes into production after a long period of development.
Dinklage’s critique of the “dwarf” portrayal
The Emmy and Golden Globe winner previously described the portrayal of the “Dwarves” in the remake of the 1937 animated film, based on a Grimm Brothers fairy tale, as “fucking backwards” in an interview on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast. designated.
“I was a little amazed that they took so much pride in casting a Latina as Snow White. But they still tell the problematic story of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,'” he said. The live-action film “Snow White” is directed by Marc Webb (47). “West Side Story” actress Rachel Zegler (20) plays the leading role, Gal Gadot (36) is also on board as the evil queen.
“Take a step back and look at what you’re doing. That doesn’t make any sense to me,” Dinklage also demanded. “You’re progressive in a way, but then you’re still doing this fucking backward thing about seven dwarfs living together in a cave – what the hell are you doing, man?” he raged.
“I don’t know which studio this is, but they were so proud of it. With all love and respect to the actress and all the people who thought they were doing the right thing. But I’m just wondering, what are you guys doing?” he added.
Actor Peter Dinklage’s short stature is caused by what is known as achondroplasia, which leads to shortened arm and leg bones.
Disney’s “Snow White” is slated to go into production later this year. The studio has not yet announced a launch date.