SNOW WHITE: BRAD WILLIAMS COMMENTS ON DINKLAGE’S STATEMENTS AND PROPOSES A SOLUTION

The recent statements by Peter Dinklage , historical interpreter of Game of Thrones , against the live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Which will star Rachel Zegler ( West Side Story ,  Shazam! Fury of the Gods ) and will see Gal Gadot in the role of the Evil Queen.
The actor was decidedly opposed to this project, in his opinion linked to a backward and stereotyped and only apparently progressive representation , and TMZ has decided to include comedian and actor Brad Williams in the discussion., suffering from achondroplasia, to hear his opinion.
Williams quickly said he understood his colleague’s thinking:

I saw that Peter Dinklage was trending on Twitter and I got worried, I thought “Man, now I’m going to be number three among the Hollywood dwarfs.” In any case, I’m sorry to disappoint those who think I’ll go against them in this war between dwarves. I will not, because in the end he is right.

Brad Williams also pointed out that this is a project that is only apparently progressive:

You aim to be progressive, bragging about having a Latin American Snow White which, mind you, is a fantastic thing. But then it always comes back to the question of the dwarves. Do you understand what I mean? He’s right.

Williams, however, proposed a solution, trying to dilute everything by joking about it:

At the same time, however, I am torn because, yes, in some ways it is offensive but at the same time you need to work and always hope to have roles. […] But I think there is a way to fix this. You can make a progressive Snow White without offending the dwarves, make her end up with a dwarf! How does it look to you? She leaves with a prince who tries with her while she is legally dead. It’s a little creepy, isn’t it?

At the same time, however, I am torn because, yes, in some ways it is offensive but at the same time you need to work and always hope to have roles. […] But I think there is a way to fix this. You can make a progressive Snow White without offending the dwarves, make her end up with a dwarf! How does it look to you? She leaves with a prince who tries with her while she is legally dead. It’s a little creepy, isn’t it?

As we know, Disney has already anticipated that to avoid stereotypes it has decided to replace the dwarves with “magical creatures” and is currently engaged in the search for the actors who will lend the voices to these characters. It is not yet clear if they will have the same role as the dwarves in the original story and if they will keep the same names. As always we will keep you updated on every development.

The film will be directed by Marc Webb ( The Amazing Spider-Man ), with Marc Platt ( La La Land , the remake of The Little Mermaid ) producing.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The studio’s first animated feature,  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , based on the tales of the Brothers Grimm , was released in 1938. According to sources inside the studio, the remake will expand the story and music of the original film. Benj Pasek  and  Justin Paul , the duo behind  La La Land, The Greatest Showman and Caro  Evan Hansen , will write the new songs for the film