Rachel Zegler, the protagonist of the live-action Snow White, herself widely criticized for being cast as Disney’s favorite princess, spoke about the 1937 animated film and her opinion divided fans.
Zegler said the old film was not only “creepy,” but also advocated bullying. According to the actress, the new version of Snow White will be completely different from the story we know.
“The original cartoon came out in 1937 and obviously the focus is on her love story with a man who literally haunts her.” Strange! Strange! So we didn’t do it this time,” Rachel said in an interview with Extra TV.
In addition, the actress assured that the live-action prince will hardly have any relevance in the story. It has been suggested that Snow White is a leader determined to win back her kingdom at any cost; very far from the version we know, in which the princess is looking for “true love”.
“I just want to say that it’s not 1937 anymore.”said. “The prince will not save her and will not dream of true love. She dreams of becoming the leader she knows she can be. The leader her late father told her she could be if she were fearless, just, courageous and true.
The Disney classics are not as we remember them
It’s not the first time molestation and abuse have been addressed in the 1937 film “Snow White”; For example, the final scene of the film has been talked about in networks for years: the kiss.
Remember that in this part of the film, Snow White is asleep and receives a kiss from an almost unknown person. It goes without saying that this is a non-consensual kiss and therefore cannot be considered “true love”.
The truth is that Disney movies, especially the classics, are riddled with macho, racist, and classist behaviors. In 2021, the entertainment company added a message at the beginning of the films normalizing harmful behavior.
“This show contains negative portrayals or inappropriate treatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and now. In addition to removing this content, we want to recognize its harmful effects, learn from it, and start conversations to create a more inclusive future together,” the message reads.