- Rachel Zegler cast as Snow White in upcoming remake
- Son of original Disney film’s director criticizes casting and need for a remake
- Remake aims to be more inclusive and modernized version of the story
The casting of Rachel Zegler as Snow White in the planned live-action remake has drawn criticism from an unexpected source – the son of the original Disney film’s director, William Cottrell. Zegler, who is of Colombian and Polish descent, was cast for the new, more inclusive rendition of the classic fairy tale.
Cottrell’s son expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision, implying that it deviates from the traditional image of Snow White. He also questioned the necessity of a remake altogether, asking why the original animated masterpiece, released in 1937, couldn’t be left as it is. Despite his father’s involvement in the classic film, he emphasizes that his opinion is personal and not representative of his family.
The upcoming remake, aimed at offering a more inclusive and modernized version of the story, will feature a diverse cast and showcase original songs. Critics argue that a fresh take on the Snow White story is timely and necessary to provide representation for a wider range of individuals. The creative team behind the new film, including director Marc Webb, maintain their support for Zegler’s casting and the overall vision for the updated fairy tale.