Peter Dinklage received a lot of fan following from his great acting chops in Game of Thrones. As he is one of the most leading actors of the industry, his opinion certainly matters with respect to ongoing efforts to adapt the classics to a newer medium.
Disney is currently remaking “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” However, Dinklage is of the opinion that Disney has it all backwards with the remake. They’re still making it about diversity, but there’s a larger problem at hand.
Dinklage appeared on veteran comedian and podcaster Marc Maron’s show WTF with Marc Maron, where he talked about the upcoming Disney project. He said that the film has a Latina woman being casted as Snow White, which is definitely progress. However, he added:
Literally no offence to anyone, but 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.
The former GOT star added that he was taken aback when ‘Snow White’s’ role went to Rachel Zegler, a Latina woman. While that was rather unproblematic to him, it was the lack of correction on Disney still doing a story on dwarfs being stereotyped as cave-dwellers.
You’re progressive in one way and 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 soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough. “I think also, if you tell the story of ‘Snow White’ with the most f—ed up, progressive spin on it? Let’s do it. All in,” Dinklage said. “But, I just don’t know.
Dinklage assigns the blame to the human tendency of not taking any risks. While Maron proposed the idea that a community movement could propel change forward, Dinklage was of the idea that it’s a small minority of people who actually care about it, and the rest don’t. Regardless of the project, Dinklage is currently working on his role in Joe Wright’s musical “Cyrano,” and he’s still keeping at it.
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