Disney has responded to Peter Dinklage’s strong criticism of the upcoming live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. Game of Thrones actor Marc Maron said on the WTF podcast that he thought the story was “old fashioned”.
“To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we handled these seven characters differently and have consulted with people with dwarfism,” Disney said.
Dinklage, best known for his role as Tyrion Lannister on the HBO series Game of Thrones, said on the podcast that his story was no longer current and needed adaptation. “I was a little surprised when they proudly announced that they would choose actress Latina as Snow White. You’re still telling the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” said the actor, who was not involved in the project. “You’re progressive on one hand, but you’re still making up ancient stories about the seven dwarves living together in a cave. What are you doing, man?”
Filming for the Disney remake, based on the original 1937 animated film, will begin this summer in the UK.
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