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Peter Dinklage Hits Out At 'F*cking Backwards' Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Remake

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Peter Dinklage Hits Out At 'F*cking Backwards' Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Remake
Peter Dinklage Hits Out At 'F*cking Backwards' Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Remake (Alamy)
Peter Dinklage Hits Out At 'F*cking Backwards' Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Remake (Alamy)

Peter Dinklage has criticised the planned Disney remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, labelling the film 'backwards'.

Dinklage, who has a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia, shared his thoughts about the upcoming film during a recent appearance on a podcast.

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The Game of Thrones star said that while he had 'love and respect' for actress Rachel Zegler, who's playing Snow White, he couldn't overlook the film's premise.

Peter Dinklage (Alamy)
Peter Dinklage (Alamy)

Speaking on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, Dinklage said, '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. 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.'

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Dinklage then went on to discuss Disney and how it seems that while it was making strides in one area, it was moving 'backwards' in another.

The actor said, 'You’re progressive in one way and 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.'

The remake of the 1937 film, based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale, is due to begin production this year.

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Rachel Zegler (Alamy)
Rachel Zegler (Alamy)

Gal Gadot is set to play the Evil Queen, with Zegler in the titular role.

Zegler, who recently starred in West Side Story, has hit back at people slating the casting of a Latina actress in the role.

In a now-deleted tweet she said, 'Yes I am Snow White no I am not bleaching my skin for the role.'

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Dinklage also recently spoke out about his role starring as Cyrano de Bergerac in the film adaptation of Cyrano.

The film sees Dinklage in a love triangle as a man too insecure to pursue Roxanne (Haley Bennett), the woman he loves, and so instead he helps another man Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr) win her heart by writing love letters on his behalf.

Speaking of the romantic role, he said, 'Who says beautiful white people own the rights to romantic stories? Unfortunately, Hollywood has always done that through the decades, but I feel like we’re opening up that box more these days.

'There are love stories outside that Hollywood box and it’s making movies more interesting. Writers are more diverse than ever, and they are telling their personal stories. I’m just surprised it has taken this long.'

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Topics: News, Disney, Gal Gadot, Peter Dinklage

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