Why Are People Mocking Disney Over Casting Rachel Zegler In Snow White Movie?

Actress Rachel Zegler as Disney Character Snow White
Actress Rachel Zegler as Disney Character Snow White

Disney Studios’ upcoming film, Snow White, which will be a live-action remake of its animated classic, is in the works. The film stars West Side Story actor, Rachel Zegler in the titular role of Snow White.

Ever since the casting was announced in 2021, Rachel has been facing a lot of criticism and
racist remarks online. People want to know, why is a Latin actress playing the role of Snow
White, when her skin is “not as White as Snow.”

Rachel Zegler Gives Response To The Criticism

Talking about the initial criticism she received in an interview in 2022, Rachel said, “At one point, you just have to shut it all off and think, if I’m not going to read the bad, I’m just not going to the good either. I’m just going to believe in what I believe in.”

Things got more heated when some photos from the film’s UK set were leaked on Friday. The leaked photos revealed the seven actors that will be playing the role of the seven dwarfs. People are upset over the casting for the film.

Last year, a Disney representative gave a statement saying that the film is intending to take “a different approach with these seven characters to avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film.”

Appreciating her supporters, on Friday, Rachel wrote on her Twitter, “Extremely appreciative of the love I feel from those defending me online, but please don’t tag me in the nonsensical discourse about my casting. I really, truly do not want to see it.”

She ended her tweet with her childhood pictures in which she is dressed as a Disney Princess. Along with the pictures, she wrote a message saying, “I hope every child knows they can be a princess no matter what.”

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Actress Gal Gadot Talks About Rachel’s Snow White

Alongside Rachel, Hollywood actress Gal Gadot will be playing the evil character in the film.
Talking about the 22-year-old actor’s upcoming character, she said, “She’s not going to be saved by the prince and she will not be dreaming about true love. She’s dreaming about becoming the leader that she knows she can be.”

Talking about shooting her character she said, “I think it was so much fun to play the Evil Queen. There was something so delicious with this part because it’s a fairy tale. It’s the first Disney villain.”

She added, “Because it’s a musical, I could stretch my performance and make it so much more dramatic and so much more animated, that it was simply delightful. I enjoyed it, and I changed my voice and I did all these different things. And it was just super fun, and I can’t wait to watch it.”

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