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Lorraine Kelly slams Snow White live-action remake after Peter Dinklage branded story ‘backwards

Lorraine Kelly put the upcoming Snow White live-action remake on blast after Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage labelled the concept as ‘f***ing backwards.’

Production for the remake is set to start later this year and features Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot as the evil queen.

However, Lorraine was baffled the movie was going ahead.

‘I don’t know why they keep remaking things,’ she exclaimed to correspondent Ross King.

‘We’ve just seen Pinocchio there and you just think, “do something a bit different, have new bold ideas.”‘

She continued: ‘It’s such a shame because it’s the industry that’s supposed to be doing that and it doesn’t make any sense.

‘I remember they remade Psycho frame for frame and you’re like “what’s the point in that, what is the point of that?”‘

Lorraine’s outburst comes after actor Peter, who has a common form of dwarfism known as achondroplasia, criticised Disney for countering its progressiveness during the WTF with Marc Maron podcast.

‘Literally no offence 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 Dwarfs,’ Peter said.

‘Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me.’

‘You’re progressive in one way and you’re still making that f**king backwards story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the f**k are you doing man?’

The remake is also set to feature a Latino actress as the lead (Picture: Disney)

Disney quickly responded to Peter’s criticism and shared that they are working with the dwarfism community to represent them without causing offence.

In a statement shared with The Hollywood Reporter, they said: ‘To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community.

‘We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.’

The 1937 fairytale classic was the first Disney animated film released.

Lorraine airs weekdays at 9am on ITV.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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