In 2021, it was announced that American actor Rachel Zegler will play Snow White in the upcoming film. A message that was received with both praise and criticism.

According to NBC, Zegler, of partial Colombian origin, received negative comments that she was not suited for the role.

"You don't see a lot of Snow White of Hispanic origin, even though Snow White is very popular in Spanish-speaking countries," Zegler said on Variety's "Actors on Actors."

Modern interpretation criticized

In interviews with both Variety and ExtraTV, Zegler has talked about the new film being a more modern take on Snow White. That she will dream "of being a leader" rather than of true love and that the prince will not be "a stalker".

On social media, some users express themselves positively about Disney becoming more progressive. Others criticize the company for changing the original story.

David Hand, the son of one of the directors from 1937's Snow White, told The Telegraph that he thinks Disney has become too "woke". Thus, the conservative media company Daily Wire has chosen to make their own Snow White movie, which they believe will stick more to the Brothers Grimm's version.

The Seven Dwarfs

In 2022, Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage criticized Disney for depicting "the Seven Dwarfs" again.

"I was a little surprised that Disney was so proud that a Latin American is going to play Snow White, but they still tell the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," he said on the WTF podcast with Marc Maron.

Disney responded by writing, "To avoid stereotypes from the original film, we're taking on the seven characters in a new way."

Postponed premiere

Originally, Disney's new Snow White movie was set to premiere in 2024. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the premiere was postponed to 2025 during the American actors' strike.

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