Guest of an American podcast, Peter Dinklage expressed his doubts about the live-action adaptation of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by Disney, while pointing the finger at a certain hypocrisy within the cinema industry .
The interpreter of Tyrion Lannister in the series Game of Thrones admitted to having been surprised to see the production congratulating themselves on having recruited an actress of Latin origin – it is Rachel Zegler, recently seen in West Side Story by Steven Spielberg, who got the role – to play the character of Snow White, without anyone taking offense for a moment about the “seven dwarfs”. And the discrimination that this can represent against people of small stature.
“I don’t want to point a finger at anyone, but I was a little surprised to see their pride in having selected a Latin actress to play Snow White, yet you continue to tell the story of ‘Snow White and the seven dwarfs’. Take a step back from what you are doing. It makes no sense to me,” says Peter Dinklage in the podcast WTF by Marc Maron.
“You’re being progressive on one point, but you keep making this f***ing story about seven dwarfs living in a cave, what the f*** are you doing?” Have I done nothing to further this cause? I guess my voice doesn’t carry enough. I don’t know which studio is behind this project, but they seem so proud of themselves. I have absolutely nothing against the actress and all the people who think they are doing the right thing. But I can’t help but think to myself, ‘what are you doing?’” continues the actor.
Peter Dinklage, however, hopes to be wrong. For the moment, little information about the film has been revealed, especially about how the seven dwarfs will be treated on screen. The actor agrees that, “if the story of Snow White is told with the coolest, most progressive twist, go for it. I am 100% for”, he tries to temper.