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Peter Dinklage calls out ‘backwards’ live-action remake of ‘Snow White’

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  • Actor Peter Dinklage appeared on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast on Monday.
  • Dinklage spoke about the upcoming live-action remake of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
  • Dinklage discussed what he perceives as contradictory standards for updating the 85-year-old film for today.

Actor Peter Dinklage is questioning the upcoming live-action remake of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” saying it “makes no sense” why Disney is retelling the “backwards story.” 

The live-action remake is set to star “West Side Story” actor Rachel Zegler as Snow White and “Wonder Woman” actor Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen. 

Appearing on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast on Monday, Dinklage discussed what he perceives as contradictory standards for updating the 85-year-old film for modern times. 


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“No offense to anybody, I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White. You’re still telling the story of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me,” said Dinklage.  

“You’re progressive in one way and you’re still making that f—ing backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the f— are you doing man?” Dinklage added. “Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough.” 

“All love and respect to the actress and the people who thought they were doing the right thing, but I’m just saying, what are you doing?” the actor added. “And if you tell the story of Snow White with the most f—— up, cool, progressive spin on it, let’s do it. All in. But I don’t know.” 

Changing America has reached out to Disney for comment. 

UPDATE: A Disney spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter, “To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community. We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.”


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