Ofcourse not. She is the poorest princess though.
While I like joking about deconstructing fairy tales (prince in sleeping beauty was a creep etc.), this isnt something that should be said by the creators themselves trying to sell the movie unless the movie itself is supposed to be subversive."the Snow White Prince is a stalker" -
That sounds like an "I never wanted to do this movie in the first place" problem. The issue has been rampant in Hollywood in the last 30 years as everything became a remake/sequel.
A producer/director/star says: "I want to make a dark gritty drama about a mafia hit-man coming to terms with his sexuality."
The studio: "Yeah, no. We wanna pay you $20m to make our next big Superman movie."
Producer/director/star: "Okay I'll take your $20m. But we're gonna do it my way. I'm picturing a dark gritty R-rated Superman. He loses all his super powers in the first act. So gets himself a kevlar vest & guns and starts shooting criminals. And his relationship with Lois Lane is on the rocks because he realizes he's gay."
The studio: (hand wave) "Whatever, you're the creative one. We're too overpaid & coked-up & incompetent to care what you do with the material. Just make sure it has a $100m opening weekend."
IMO a lot of these creatives (producer/director/stars) need to STFU and do their jobs. That's what playing Snow White is - a job. If Rachel Zegler didn't wanna do it then she didn't have to take the gig. I don't see her complaining about the big Disney-princess paycheck.
While I like joking about deconstructing fairy tales (prince in sleeping beauty was a creep etc.), this isnt something that should be said by the creators themselves trying to sell the movie unless the movie itself is supposed to be subversive.
I dont see where modern actors get off trashing the very projects that are paying them the big bucks either. If you dont want to be Snow White, get off the project. Im guessing there are millions of prospective actors that would be dying to play that role.
Nevermind the fact that in the actual fairy tale, the Prince is brought to Snow White's "corpse" by the dwarves and kisses her which dislodges the apple. Prince didnt even realize she existed, let alone stalked her.
These comments how "princesses dont need no princes" also basically threatens to destroy the movie by removing the happy ending. The prince brings her back into royalty, wealth, and protects her from the evil stepmother as well as provide love. Without the prince, Snow White is a perpetual servant to 7 miners.
Just like modern little mermaid which basically wrote out the prince from the story.
Why? Even if she is being paid peanuts, she is still an unknown actress at 22. Thats kind of normal and starring in a successful movie would raise her profile (and her future negotiation power).Well you could go tinfoil hat conspiracy and say she's doing this to get fired because she is unhappy with her Disney contract or something.
Agreed. Disney live actions have never been great and Im guessing this one is a flop too but even if it was good, she is screwing any chance of people wanting to go watch. Why would I spend my time and money on a project if the very people making it dont believe in it either?But at this stage it's on the producers & director & studio too. They should have told her to go pound sand if she doesn't wanna treat the character & project with any respect. I mean, it's not her private life here. She is talking to the press about the project before it's released. Her comments can affect perceptions of the project and that affects ticket sales. Hollywood is a business. If you don't like the project you are doing then don't take the job and/or keep your mouth shut until after it's released.
Nevermind the fact that in the actual fairy tale, the Prince is brought to Snow White's "corpse" by the dwarves and kisses her which dislodges the apple. Prince didnt even realize she existed, let alone stalked her
The Critical Drinker nailed it there.
It hadn't occurred to me that Rachel Zegler's bashing of the original 'Snow White' might literally be all be Disney-approved PR. Common sense says the PR people would not want you tearing down the hit you're remaking. But hey, it's modern Disney. Never underestimate their ability to screw up something like that. They are past the tipping point. Their judgment is so bad that you may have to go beyond common sense to follow it.
Its been a while since I read the original fairy tale. Thanks for the correction. I did remember it was stuck in her mouth which was always odd to me as a kid.There is no kissing in the original, the Prince stumbled upon her during a hunting trip and is bringing her body back to her father's castle when they accidentally drop her coffin which dislodges the apple.
She is young. She is freaking 22. She is barely out of college (not that she went). Her career is also painfully short for such a prominent role. She started in 2015 doing musicals in high school, her big break being in 2018 when she was able to nab the lead in Spielberg's West Side Story through his open casting call via Twitter. So even as an actress, she is only 8 years into her "career."MAYBE... but just watching her in those interviews, those seem to be her off-the-cuff remarks. She strikes me as a young talent who is trying to behave above her years. There is a LOT of basic life experience and wisdom that she clearly does not yet have.
-She's trying to sound more adult, but comes across as a college kid who thinks they just set the world on fire because of their final term paper on the French Revolution
-She's debasing the original Disney 1937 Snow White. She all but actually says it was a sexist/misogynistic film that is out-of-touch with today. She says she has only ever seen it once as a child (why WOULDN'T you watch it again, if you are doing a Disney live action remake?!) and thereby completely missed the purpose of the original film.
-She hasn't learned the Hollywood system yet... whether it's "fair" or not, you talk POSITIVELY about the entertainment company your are currently working for, and you CAREFULLY chose your words if you have disagreements with said company. She's not an A-lister that can demand $millions and say whatever/ whenever she wants.
-If I were Bob Iger (well, a LOT of things would change), but I would kindly take her to my office with her agent and publicist present, show them the production budget, run her bad-mouthing clip quotes for her on an 86 inch 4K TV, and tell her to SHUT. HER. FACE.
-When adjusted for inflation, as of just a few years ago Snow White was the highest grossing Disney Princess film. Yep, even beat Frozen.
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US box office: $184,925,486
Adjusted for inflation: $996,260,000
Snow White takes the crown here and not just because of the incredible legacy that she left behind as the very first Disney Princess.
When it was first released in 1939, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves briefly became the highest-grossing sound film of all time before Gone With The Wind took its place just one year later. However, subsequent re-releases in 1944, 1952, 1958, 1967, 1975, 1983, 1987 and 1993 have since helped the first Disney Princess film to earn a place as one of the all-time top ten performers at the US box office.
Not bad for a princess who once needed her very own Prince Charming to kiss her while she was unconscious save her.
Which Disney princess made the most at the box office?
The problem with the general zeitgeist is that people "interpret" History with their present sensibilitiesYes, IMO a lot of creatives in modern Hollywood have skewed perception of their job. "Entitled" is a worn-out politicized buzzword word but I think it applies. They act entitled about bringing THEIR spin to a project, and if that's not feasible then they act like it's beneath them or something. This new Snow White actor talks like she is repulsed by the thought of playing the character that she auditioned for. The one she is getting paid millions of dollars for. Umm, shut up and do your job.
But at this stage it's on the producers & director & studio too. They should have told her to go pound sand if she doesn't wanna treat the character & project with any respect. I mean, it's not her private life here. She is talking to the press about the project before it's released. Her comments can affect perceptions of the project and that affects ticket sales. Hollywood is a business. If you don't like the project you are doing then don't take the job and/or keep your mouth shut until after it's released.
Rachel Zegler's comments don't sound fully canned but it's probably a mix of her attitude and Disney's. Maybe she was following instructions to emphasize the changes in the remake and she overdid it.
Also, in fairness - her comments aren't all recent. This is several months of stuff being dug up and aired lately because there isn't any other news. Being on strike, she can't comment on upcoming projects, and that means she cannot defend herself right now.
For all we know, 5 minutes after the strike is settled she may release a big statement walking back a lot of this stuff.
It's bombed twice. Of all of the "rides to movies" that they've done, and I think there were 8 of them, only one was really successful and one, kind of. Nobody wants to see a ride on the big screen.BTW: Haunted Mansion bombed. With well known celebrities and a well established IP in the theme park industry, IT. STILL. BOMBED. And that's WITHOUT any significant controversy leading up to its debut.