Peter Dinklage is calling out Disney for the double standard in its plans for a live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The film is set to feature West Side Story breakout star Rachel Zegler as the fairytale princess and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen.
When the Marc Webb-helmed adaptation was announced, Zegler’s casting was touted as a step in the right direction in diversifying Disney’s classic characters, as the 20-year-old actress is of Colombian descent. The decision to cast Zegler as Snow White came two years after R&B singer Halle Bailey was selected to play Ariel in a remake of The Little Mermaid, a similar effort by Disney to include more diverse representation on screen.
Dinklage, however, does not think the upcoming film is as progressive as it claims to be.