Disney adaptation of their cartoon classics has been a huge hit. But that doesn’t mean it’s a hit with everyone, including Game of Thrones star, Peter Dinklage.
Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, and many other blockbusters have all been huge successes in the past, so everyone’s attention is on the forthcoming adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Disney Plus exclusives Pinocchio and Peter Pan & Wendy will follow in short order with a new version of Disney
Marc Webb, the director of The Amazing Spider-Man, is working on a Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs adaptation with Rachel Zegler in the lead role, and Gal Gadot as Queen.
However, Disney may not have anticipated how the traditional fairy tale would be interpreted in modern times. When he was interviewed on the most recent episode of Marc Maron’s ‘WTF‘ podcast, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage made his feelings clear:
“There’s a lot of hypocrisy going on. 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.
You’re progressive in one way but then 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 soap box? 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?”
So far, Disney has announced nothing about how the dwarfs will be brought to life in live action; nevertheless, given their recent output, it’s most likely that they’ll be entirely CG owing to mo-capped actors. How much Snow White’s fantastic dwarfs represent real-world little people is yet unknown, but comments like this imply that the latter will be a more prevalent, if not the main concern.
According to the actor, Dinklage’s indignation at the film is well-founded. He’s complained frequently about the few parts available for tiny people, and he readily accepted early career setbacks as he refused to be cast as an elf or a leprechaun, so it’s easy to comprehend why he’s furious that Disney might portray dwarves as cave-dwellers.
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