Rachel Zegler On SNOW WHITE Backlash: "They're Probably Having A Hard Day... And I'm Putting Out A Movie"

Rachel Zegler On SNOW WHITE Backlash: "They're Probably Having A Hard Day... And I'm Putting Out A Movie" Rachel Zegler On SNOW WHITE Backlash: "They're Probably Having A Hard Day... And I'm Putting Out A Movie"

During a sit-down discussion with The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey, Rachel Zegler finally addresses the online backlash she's faced ever since being cast as Snow White...

By MarkCassidy - Dec 08, 2023 08:12 AM EST
Filed Under: Disney
Source: Via Toonado.com

Rachel Zegler has finally weighed in on the online backlash she came up against after being cast as the lead in Disney's live-action remake of Snow White.

The 22-year-old actress faced some pretty extreme levels of criticism, and has now addressed the negativity she's experienced during a sit-down discussion with The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey - who is no stranger to dealing with this sort of thing herself - for Variety's "Actors on Actors" series.

The initial wave of criticism arose from the fact that Zegler is of Colombian origin, but the naysayers were given more ammo when the Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes star said she wasn't a fan of the original animated classic (because it scared her as a kid), and mentioned that the story contained some problematic elements (stalker Prince, etc) than really should be updated for modern audiences.

This obviously doesn't seem like anything to make too much of a fuss about, but there did seem to be a perception that Zegler came across like she didn't really care for the character or the story.

Thankfully, Zegler doesn't seem to be letting the trolls get to her, although she does acknowledge that it can be very difficult to reason with certain people, and attempting to do so tends to make the situation worse.

"Choosing thankfulness and gratefulness is choosing peace. As much as you’d like to remind people verbally that being in the spotlight doesn’t absolve you of your humanity — that you’re allowed to have human moments — it doesn’t necessarily do what you want it to do. It fuels them more."

"So it’s choosing to be present and know that they’re probably just having a really hard day. And I’m putting out a movie," she added.

Zegler also weighed in on the first official still for the movie that was released back in October, and while she doesn't comment on the negative reaction to the CGI Dwarves, it sounds like she might feel that the image in question may not have been the best shot to lead with!

“This is an iconic thing that people really care about. I don’t want to mess this up for anybody, including myself. The writers and Marc Webb and our entire producing team. It’s a bit different story wise. We were able to do ‘Whistle While You Work,’ which made me really happy and excited. I was really nervous more about the technical element. That first-look image went out… and there’s a lot of CGI in the film.”

“Most of that day was spent singing to nothing,” Zegler went on. “I’m sure you also know how that can be. There was a lot of puppetry and CGI in post. It was really intense. There’s a lot of bloopers of me tossing a broom and letting it fall to the ground because that’s apparently how you toss things off to CGI characters. But it’s so much fun!”

Snow White is helmed by The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb, and is expected to expand upon the 1937 animated classic's story. The movie will feature new songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land and The Greatest Showman), and will also feature Wonder Woman star Gal Gado as the Evil Queen, and Andrew Burnap as a new character named Jonathan.

The actors for most of the seven dwarfs have not been announced, but we do know that Martin Klebba, who has been in all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, will play Grumpy. It's also been confirmed that the movie will include a younger take on Snow White, which suggests that we will get some kind of flashback scenes that will expand on the origin of the title character.

Snow White is scheduled to hit theaters March 22, 2024.

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OptimusCrime - 12/8/2023, 8:00 AM
Hahahahaha...

Doubt X
Scarilian - 12/8/2023, 9:41 AM
@OptimusCrime -
It's just Disney's PR team got to her, even then she's unlikable as [frick].
jst5 - 12/8/2023, 1:21 PM
@OptimusCrime - "Girl you're awesome" "No,girl you're awesome" "It's just all the mean in the world who don't see us as awesome" That about explains this clip.
Ryguy88 - 12/8/2023, 3:44 PM
@jst5 - that's basically the plot of any girl boss movie
FlopWatchers5 - 12/8/2023, 8:01 AM
trust me you know they had a bad day 😂

she killed y’all lol
Origame - 12/8/2023, 8:20 AM
@BiggieMac4Sauce - not as much as she's killing her movie's box office potential 🤣
FireandBlood - 12/8/2023, 8:46 AM
@BiggieMac4Sauce - Finished ‘em! She told them they’re broke in white girl
mountainman - 12/8/2023, 8:57 AM
@BiggieMac4Sauce - This bad actress that has never been in a successful movie, who acts entitled and says incredibly stupid things, who’s next movie was just pushed back by a year and being overhauled won in your eyes?

Maybe go to an optometrist. Because the objective analysis is that she is losing left and right.
McMurdo - 12/8/2023, 8:58 AM
@FireandBlood - she's exposed her narcissism once a week at this point, yes.
FireandBlood - 12/8/2023, 9:08 AM
@McMurdo - How? Remember, you guys don’t like this girl because she called an outdated cartoon outdated, and you all responded in a way you guys can’t even handle yourselves on here daily all while hiding behind the anonymity of your screens.

It’s embarrassing to watch, especially because some of you are meant to be grown men.
McMurdo - 12/8/2023, 9:14 AM
@FireandBlood - did you miss her last ego dump when she talked about how much wiser she is beyond her years? Literally every new bit she gives she exposes her narcissism.
marvel72 - 12/8/2023, 9:22 AM
@FireandBlood - Exactly the same as you.
MaxPaint - 12/8/2023, 9:25 AM
@BiggieMac4Sauce - Maybe you and her are both just projecting.

"Tell me what you brag about and I'll tell you what you lack."
marvel72 - 12/8/2023, 9:42 AM
@BiggieMac4Sauce - Oh yeah, she crushed me with her words. I like how she is slowly destroying her career.

If her movies continue to flop and she continues talking down to the paying customer, no one will hire her.

She is only known for what she said about Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs.
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