Rachel Zegler, the actress cast as Snow White in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation, is staying positive and spreading an inspiring message amidst the criticism she has received. In response to online trolls who slammed her casting based on her ethnicity, Zegler took to Twitter to share a collection of throwback photos from her childhood, where she dressed up as various Disney princesses. She expressed her gratitude for the love and support she has received from those defending her online, but also requested not to be tagged in the nonsensical discourse surrounding her casting.
Zegler’s post serves as a reminder that every child can be a princess, regardless of their background. The upcoming adaptation of Snow White is being directed by Marc Webb, known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man and (500) Days of Summer. The script is written by Greta Gerwig and Erin Cressida Wilson, and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are set to write new songs for the film.
While not much is known about the film’s storyline or the rest of the cast, it has been revealed that Zegler will face off against Gal Gadot, who has been cast as the Evil Queen. Gadot expressed her excitement at taking on the role and creating an iconic villain character in her own voice. Snow White is set to hit theaters in March 2024.