A cross-generational beloved story. A German fairy tale that existed for more than a hundred years even before it was first collected, written down, and published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. Snow White has stood the test of time. So of course, Hollywood thinks it needs to be changed.
Out promoting The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, lead actress Rachel Zegler was given even more opportunities to put her Gen-Z feet in it all over again when discussing Snow White. Already, she had previously undermined her own production bu delivering a sermon, full of head-wobbling anger and the kind of moral certaintly that only Gen-Z think they possess, to decry the entire romantic subplot of the original folk tale.
The movie was originally set for March next year but has been pushed back a whole year, rumors say to allow the dust to settle from the wildly unpopular outbursts. The movie co-stars Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen alongside Andrew Burnap, Ansu Kabia, Colin Michael Carmichael, and Martin Klebba in the live-action remake of the classic 1937 animated film. That is considered Disney’s first major animated feature.
In an interview with Collider, Zegler again mentioned the dreaded updating for modern times and how this Snow White will unlock the “leader within her” rather than simply be the administrative domestic organiser of a team of vertically challenged miners:
“Something that kind of emerged was this leader within her that I was so happy that the writers wanted her to be, and the fact that it’s born out of her upbringing, but she finds it within herself throughout the course of the film and throughout the people that love her in the film and show their love for her. Marc Webb and I kind of called it her third eye opening.
There’s a couple of scenes in there where she’s speaking like someone who’s been alive for much longer than she has, and that’s something that I relate to, something that I’ve been told all my life. So, getting to bring that to a character that I love so deeply and that I’ve spent so much time with now, it’s a really amazing thing as an actor and as a performer, and I can’t wait for people to get to see it.”
Marc Webb directs from a screenplay by Greta Gerwig and Erin Cressida Wilson. La La Land and The Greatest Showman songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are creating compositions for the movie. Disney shows no signs of stopping with a live-action Moana, and Lilo & Stitch on the way.
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