The Controversial Casting of the Live-Action Snow White Movie
The highly anticipated live-action adaptation of Snow White has faced significant controversy throughout its production.
The backlash began when Latina actress Rachel Zegler was chosen to play the role of Snow White. Internet commentators expressed their negative feelings, which continued even after the casting of the seven dwarfs, who are predominantly portrayed by tall, “average” actors. Even Jackass’ Wee Man criticized this decision by the House of Mouse.
Rumors of Rachel Zegler Being Fired from the Remake
Rumors started circulating recently claiming that Rachel Zegler had been fired from the Snow White remake. These assumptions stemmed from an update shared by insider RPK on X, formerly known as Twitter. In the message, RPK mentioned that Zegler had been recast in another project, Paddington 3, due to strikes.
The Truth behind the Rumors
The claims made in the X post led many to believe that Zegler had been fired from the Disney remake. This resulted in Disney fan blog InsidetheMagic publishing an article with the headline “Disney Reportedly Fires Rachel Zegler from ‘Snow White’ Live Action.” Additionally, a TikTok user named Wood & Rustle made allegations that Disney fired Zegler over accusations of her being difficult to work with and criticized her personality in interviews. However, these claims lacked a credible source and remained as nothing more than rumors.
Debunking the Exaggerated Rumors
Fortunately, websites like Distractify and Snopes have debunked the exaggerated rumors. They clarified that Zegler’s recasting in Paddington 3 had nothing to do with her professionalism. Instead, it was due to her involvement with SAG-AFTRA, which was on strike during the British movie’s production. Reports of her no longer being part of the highly anticipated Snow White remake were unrelated to her commitment to the Disney film.
Rachel Zegler’s Response and Confirmation
Amidst the rumors, Rachel Zegler possibly made light of the situation with a cryptic X post on Twitter. She wrote, “The rumors are true I am three apples tall.” It is unclear whether she was directly addressing the firing rumors or simply poking fun at the ongoing speculation surrounding Snow White in general.
Rest Assured, Rachel Zegler Is Still the Star
Regardless of the rumors, fans can be relieved that Rachel Zegler will indeed be starring as “The Fairest of Them All” in Snow White. The film has already completed filming, as confirmed by Zegler herself on X in July 2022. Therefore, it is highly unlikely for her to be removed from the production at this stage. This news should delight those eagerly awaiting the release of Snow White, which is scheduled to hit theaters on March 22, 2024.