Hollywood has been slowly becoming more and more progressive in recent years after fighting it for decades.
But while they have improved in some areas, they’re still behind in others, at least according to Peter Dinklage. The ‘Game of Thrones‘ actor, who is currently receiving praise for his performance in the musical ‘Cyrano‘, was on Marc Maron’s ‘WTF podcast‘ on Monday.
And during the chat, Dinklage talked about Disney’s plan to remake Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. For those who haven’t heard, Disney reportedly signed Rachel Zegler to star as Snow White. Dinklage thinks it’s great they’re giving the lead to a Latina actress, but can’t help but wonder why they’re remaking this story in the first place.
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. You’re progressive in one way and you’re still making that f*cking backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together. What the f*ck are you doing man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox?
If you listen to the clip, you can hear Dinklage was half-joking, but also serious. You can tell this has an impact on him, and if it’s impacting him, you know it’s impacting other little people. But of course, studios don’t actually care about your feelings. They care about money, so until enough people are outraged, they’ll continue to do whatever they want.
Disney’s latest adaptation of the classic 1938 animated film is set to star West Side Story actror Rachel Zegler as Snow White, Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen and Andrew Burnap as a newly created male lead character.
The remake is scheduled to begin production in the U.K. this spring.