Peter Dinklage Gives Back at Comic-Con
UPDATE: In response to Dinklage’s remarks on Jan. 25, a spokesperson from Disney tells E! News in a statement, “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.”
Game of Thrones alum Peter Dinklage is calling out Disney’s live-action Snow White remake.
The 52-year-old actor appeared on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, where he opened up about his thoughts about the upcoming film, of which production is set to begin later this year. Last June, Disney confirmed to E! News that West Side Story actress Rachel Zegler will star as the titular role.
“There’s a lot of hypocrisy going on,” Dinklage said during the Jan. 24 episode. “Literally no offense to anyone, but I was a little taken aback when 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. Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me.”
Dinklage continued, “You’re progressive in one way, but then you’re still making that f–king backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the f–k are you doing, man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soap box? I guess I’m not loud enough.”
“I don’t know which studio that is, but they were so proud of it,” he added. “All love and respect to the actress and all the people who thought they were doing the right thing. “But I’m just like, what are you doing?”
As far as the plot for the Disney remake, the production studio has not yet unveiled details about the movie featuring the fairytale princess. In addition to production beginning sometime this year, it’s also been confirmed that (500) Days of Summer director Marc Webb will be at the helm for the flick.
However, despite his assessment, Dinklage also explained that he’s open to the film if it does have a more modern take that ventures away from the 1937 original.
“If you tell the story of Snow White with the most f–ked up, cool, or progressive spin on it?” he added. “Let’s do it…all in.”
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