Peter Dinklage has faced criticism from other dwarf actors for apparently pushing Disney to cancel the dwarf roles in a forthcoming “Snow White” remake.
Dylan Postl, best known for his stint as WWE leprechaun character Hornswoggle, slammed Dinklage for his recent “woke” criticism of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” — which led Disney to announce a “different approach with these seven characters.”
- “Peter Dinklage is the biggest dwarf actor probably of all time but it doesn’t make him king dwarf,” Postl told the Daily Mail in a Friday article about the Hollywood dwarf backlash.
- “You’re taking these roles of not just one but seven little people away because you feel like we have to make progression?” … It’s pretty selfish,” said Postl, who noted Dinklage played a mythical dwarf in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” and elsewhere.
- “Also, [the seven dwarfs] each have their own individual characteristics, they look after Snow White, they’re the heroes. This is a good thing!’
Lauren Brooks, a Texas-based talent agent who has dwarf clients, told the Mail: “Making the dwarfs in ‘Snow White’ now normal-sized people is like taking the cast of ‘Roots’ and making them white.”