Snow White: Rachel Zegler says “It will be politically Correct”

Snow White: Rachel Zegler says "It will be politically Correct"

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Rachel Zegler addressed these criticisms of her film and explained why it’s politically correct.

Snow White, a new Disney live-action remake of the 1938 film of the same name, will be released in theaters on March 22, 2024. An online debate has erupted since the casting over the idea that a Latin actress playing an economically white-skinned role qualifies as “politically acceptable.” 

People are making these jokes that ours will be the politically correct Snow White. And yes, it is, because she needed it. It’s an 85-year-old cartoon, and our version is a modern story about a young woman with a function other than “Someday my prince will come.”

Peter Dinklage, who played Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, also criticized the remake of the film by saying:

There is a lot of hypocrisy in this thing, “WTF.” No offense to anyone, but I was a little surprised when they were very proud to have cast a Latin actress for the role of Snow White. Yet they are still telling the story of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Take a step back and see what you are doing. It doesn’t make sense to me.

You’re progressive, but then you’re still making that backward story about seven dwarves living together in a cave. What the fuck are you doing, man? Haven’t I done enough for our cause? I guess I’m not strong enough. I don’t know which studio it is, but they were so proud. Maximum love and respect for the actress and everyone who thought they were doing the right thing. But I ask myself: “What are you doing?”

A Disney spokeswoman informed The Hollywood Reporter that the company had engaged specialists to help it reimagine the dwarf characters.

We are using a new approach with these seven characters and have conferred with members of the dwarf community to avoid perpetuating the stereotypes of the original animated picture. After a long development time, we can’t wait to reveal more when the movie goes into production.