Perhaps as an unlooked-for consequence of his woke rant, Disney seems to be taking actor Peter Dinklage’s anger to heart and reworking their new “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” remake to not include the Dwarfs.
It all started with the actor made popular by playing Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones appeared on comedian Marc Maron’s podcast and ranted about the wokeness of Disney’s Snow White remake not going far enough, according to The Wrap:
“Literally no offense to anyone, but I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White — but you’re still telling the story of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,’ ” Dinklage said.
“Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me,” he continued. “You’re progressive in one way, but then you’re still making that f – – king backward story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together. What the f – – k are you doing, man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough.”
To be clear, Dinklage has played dwarf characters in the fairy tale sense himself, including Trumpkin in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Eitri in Infinity War.
As The Wrap reported, Disney responded by taking the dwarfs out and discussing other ways in which they could portray the part of the dwarfs:
Instead of dwarfs, Disney will fill the void with a group of what they describe as “magical creatures,” according to casting sheets that TheWrap has seen. (They are currently looking for voice actors to give these creatures personality.) It’s unclear if they will inhabit the same roles as the dwarfs – will they be mining for jewels? Will they have names like Sleepy, Grumpy, and Bashful? – but these magical creatures will be the substitutes for the original seven dwarfs.
Meaning, thanks to Dinklage, there are seven actors and possibly stunt doubles that have now lost out on potential work and career-building performances because Dinklage decided to put the squeeze on Disney and attempt to turn public opinion against them in order to satiate his own sense of virtue, a virtue that he didn’t seem to have when he was still an up and coming actor looking for work.
Success for me but not for thee. Dinklage, like most social justice advocates, considered his virtue signaling far more important than the careers of others.
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