There are a lot of mixed feelings about the upcoming live-action movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, as its protagonist, Rachel Zegler, knows very well. the actress of West Side Story and winner of a Golden Globe for best leading actress in a comedy or musical spoke with the magazine Variety about the internet buzz about his new role.
“When it was announced, it was a big trend on Twitter for days, because people were angry”, Zegler said in a forum with actor Andrew Garfield. “I never imagined that this would be a possibility for me. You don’t normally see Snow Whites that are Latina. Although (the princess of the fairy tale) is very famous in Spanish-speaking countriesWhether you’re talking about the Disney version or the Grimm tales and all the stories that surround it. But you don’t see people who look like me or are like me playing roles like this.”
Zegler, 20, is the daughter of Americans of Colombian and Polish descent, respectively. And so, While some don’t consider her “white” enough for the character, others are outraged that they don’t think she’s “Latino” enough..
The choice of the young woman has not been the only controversy of the live-action version of the Disney animated classic. Last week, the actor Peter Dinklage He harshly criticized the film for telling “a retrograde story about seven dwarfs who live together in a cave.”
“Snow White”: actor Peter Dinklage’s harsh criticism of the new Disney version
Dinklage was outraged by the “double standard” of proudly advertise a Latina actress, while reinforcing the stereotype of people with dwarfism. “Take a step back and look at what you’re doing.”
Disney’s response has been that they are doing a different job and have consulted with members of the dwarfism community, and will share other details later.
Director of Snow White will be Mark Webband has Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen and with Andrew Burnap in an unreleased paper.
Meanwhile, Zegler has a message for his detractors: “We need to love them in the right direction. At the end of the day, I have a job to do and I’m excited to do it. I’m going to be a Latin princess”. (AND)