When it became known that Disney is working on a live action of snow-white, Peter Dinklage – actor famous mainly for the role of Tyrion Lannister in the award-winning Game Of Thrones – immediately had his say on the figure of the seven dwarfs: “You’re progressive in a way, but then you’re still making that fucking back story about seven dwarfs 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 of it. Maximum love and respect for the actress and all the people who thought they were doing the right thing. But I ask myself: ‘What are you doing?‘”. At this point, Disney was keen to respond by arguing that a different approach would be taken with the characters in question.
Peter Dinklage did not want in the live action of snow-white the seven dwarfs were described as in the fairy tale
Contrary to what the actor thought, Wee Man Of Jackass he said he was against the decision to change the figure of the dwarfs in the live action of snow-white. Indeed, he stated: “Our artistic category is already threatened by artificial intelligence and this is another blow. And so you take other work away from people who could do this role. Just in recent days we also talked about the problem in Wonka, where Hugh Grant had the role of Umpa Lumpa”. Of the same opinion is the wrestler Hornswoggle (Dylan Mark Postl)who during an interview with Piers Morgan criticized what Peter Dinklage said, stating: “There are actors, dwarf actors, who nurture the dream of participating in an important film like this Disney remake, and now, thanks to Peter Dinklage’s statements last year, it is a precluded possibility born of the “progress” suggested by Dinklage. It’s not fair, because there aren’t many roles meant for actors of my stature. Roles that are never really given. I can’t audition for roles like Harrison Ford or George Clooney because they don’t suit me. These dwarf roles are meant for people of my stature, and now they’ve been taken away from us. I don’t think it’s fair also because it’s not limited to that: think of stunt performers or stunt doubles. These are opportunities that have been taken away from many professionals of my stature. All these dwarfs looked after Snow White. They weren’t monsters that live in caves. They had seven different characteristics, which could have been played by seven different actors in my community.”