the comments of Peter Dinklage about the live action version of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” have been controversial this week.
Last Tuesday (25), the actor, best known for his role in “Game of Thrones”, spoke about the announcement of the film in an interview with the “WTF with Marc Marcon” podcast.
The proposal to remake the 1937 animation with real actors today bothered the British actor. “Take a step back and look what you’re doing. It doesn’t make sense to me. You are progressive on the one hand, but on the other hand, are you still telling this retrograde story about seven dwarfs living together in a cave?”, he commented, referring to the casting of Latin actress Rachel Zegler as Snow White.
“What are you doing? Have I not done enough to advance the cause from my place? I don’t think I’m making enough noise.”
The British actor is a carrier of achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and became famous for championing the cause and drawing attention to the condition in roles such as Tyrion, from “Game of Thrones”. your new movie “Cyrano”, adapts the classic French play, transforming the poet into a person with dwarfism – and Dinklage is nominated for an Oscar for his performance.
Therefore, the comments reverberated and Disney decided to speak out. In an official statement to the news portals, the studio said it was aware of the problematic aspects of the work. “To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animation, we are proposing a different approach to these seven characters, with consultations with members of the dwarfism community,” the note states.
Since 2014, with “Maleficent”, Disney has increasingly bet on remaking its animated classics in live action versions. However, the adaptations have caused frequent controversies.
In 2019, “Dumbo” cut from its script the characters of the crows that accompanied the circus in the original film, considered racist caricatures.
In 2020, “Mulan” received criticism for its approach to Chinese culture.
The new “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” does not yet have a release date, but it is expected for 2023. In addition to Rachel Zegler as the main character, Gal Gadot (“Wonder Woman”) has been announced as the Evil Queen. Directed by Marc Webb (“500 Days of Her” and “The Amazing Spider-Man”).
Reference: CNN Brasil