Peter Dinklage thinks ‘Snow White’ has a little person problem, and while Brad Willams doesn’t disagree … he does have some suggestions on how to make it work.
We talked to the comedian/actor — who was born with dwarfism himself — and he gave us his take on Dinklage ripping Disney for what he sees as a fundamental issue with the story of SW and its depiction of dwarfs.
Check it out … Brad says he isn’t here to refute Pete one iota, because he actually concurs … ‘Snow White’ is problematic as it stands. However, he hits us with some solutions on how to make it even more progressive than what Disney’s done so far in the casting … i.e. Rachel Zegler, a Latina, in the title role.
In Brad’s happily ever after, the princess actually ends up with one of the cottage dwellers!!! Watch … he rattles off some impressive reasons for Happy and co. to play love interests for Snow. Yes, stand-up is Brad’s thing, but we think he’s only half joking here and makes some solid points. His way, everyone wins … at least that’s how BW sees it.
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On a more serious note, Brad discusses how Hollywood needs to do a better job for little people in the biz, noting that Dinklage is NOT killing roles for other actor’s by saying what he said. That responsibility, Brad argues, ultimately lies with producers and writers … who should look to be more inclusive in their scripts.
One last thing … Disney has come out and said it’s going a different route with the 7 dwarfs for the upcoming film, one which they say won’t harp on stereotypes the OG animated feature played up.
Dinklage still might not be convinced, but if the Mouse House listens to Brad here — there might be a way to please all in 2022.