Disney reacts to Peter Dinklage’s ‘Snow White’ criticism: ‘We are taking a different approach’

在星期一, 的 “权力的游戏” star was a guest on Marc Maron’sWTF” 播客 where he slammed the upcoming film based on the 1937 animated classic. 演员, who has dwarfism, noted that the story makes caricatures out of people like him.

不久, a Disney spokesperson issued a statement to 好莱坞记者 in an attempt to set the record straight.

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,” 声明读. “We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.

PETER DINKLAGE CRITICIZES ‘SNOW WHITEREMAKE’S PUSH FOR DIVERSITY: ‘IT MAKES NO SENSE TO ME

Rachel Zegler (图为) here was cast in the title role of ‘Snow White’.

Rachel Zegler (图为) here was cast in the title role of ‘Snow White’. (Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)

The outlet noted thatSnow Whitewill have cultural consultants, just like with other live-action films likeAladdin” 和 “花木兰” The film has been in development for three years and the studio has been reimagining the dwarf characters since the earliest stages of development.

During his appearance, Dinklage pointed out the casting of “西边故事” breakout star Rachel Zegler.

There’s a lot of hypocrisy going on,” said the 52-year-old, 如引用 品种. “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.

的 “Cyranoactor went on to lament the fact that he feels he hasn’t done enough for people like him in Hollywood with characters like Tyrion Lannister and his adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac. Both characters acknowledge their dwarfism but have rich, full-character arcs that go well beyond the condition.

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Peter Dinklage shared his thoughts about ‘Snow White and  the Seven Dwarfs’.

Peter Dinklage shared his thoughts about ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

You’re progressive in one way, but then you’re still making that fing backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the fare you doing, 人?” 他解释. “Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough. I don’t know which studio that is, but they were so proud of it. 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?”

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfswas Disney’s first animated feature film, following a young princess who must flee the Evil Queen. She makes her way to a cottage in the forest that is inhabited by seven dwarfs named Doc, Grumpy, 快乐的, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey who all work in a nearby mine.

盖尔·加朵, an Israeli actress, is on board as the Evil Queen.

盖尔·加朵, an Israeli actress, is on board as the Evil Queen. (David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Zegler’s casting came in June amid reports that the film was poised to start filming sometime in early 2022, 娱乐周刊 已报告. New songs will be written for the live-action adaptation of the classic tale, which was originally an 1800s German fairy tale by the infamous Brothers Grimm, 通过 “La La Land” 和 “The Greatest Showmanduo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and directed by Marc Webb, best known forAmazing Spider-Man” 电影.

福克斯新闻’ 泰勒·麦卡锡(Tyler McCarthy)为本报告做出了贡献.