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‘Snow White’ Actress Defends the ‘Little Mermaid’

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Halle Bailey, the actress playing Ariel the little mermaid in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1989 film The Little Mermaid, has been receiving a lot of hate for playing “Black Ariel”. Bailey herself has responded to the negative opinions in a surprisingly positive way — but Bailey apparently has another Disney princess in her corner, too: Snow White! Rachel Zegler, ...

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‘Little Mermaid’ Actress Responds to ‘Black Ariel’ Criticisms

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When the new teaser trailer for the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid was released earlier this month, responses were certainly mixed. Some Disney Fanatics loved seeing singer Halle Bailey in her Ariel costume, singing “Part of Your World” and showing off her vocal abilities. Others were ambivalent and preferred the original 1989 version of the mermaid Disney princess — ...

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Satire Site Trolls ‘Woke Casting’ Outrage with Disney Live-Action Remakes

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Whether they believe it is for the better or worse, most Fanatics can agree that Disney has been particular and arguably intentional with its casting of beloved and established characters in the live-action remakes of its animated classics. Most significantly, the powers that be have intentionally race-swapped two previously-established white Disney princesses by casting Rachel Zegler, a Latina, as Snow ...

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PHOTOS: First Look at Rachel Zegler’s ‘Snow White’

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Images from Disney’s live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs have been leaked beyond the set, and appear to feature Rachel Zegler in costume for the title princess role. The images were found on Twitter, shared by @morebuttertv, show Ms. Zegler in the iconic Disney princess outfit with the primarily blue top and yellow skirt. The images appear to ...

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Rachel Zegler and Alan Menken Team Up For A Non-Disney Musical

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Rachel Zegler might currently be filming her first Disney princess movie in Pinewood Studios in London (after, of course, pausing filming to address her famous Oscars snub), but the actress is already on her way to playing an animated heroine who isn’t Snow White! The West Side Story actress and Golden Globe award winner will be voicing a princess in the upcoming ...

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Rachel Zegler References Her Invitation Snub During the Oscars

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Golden Globe award-winner Rachel Zegler might have only become famous last year with her first big role as Maria in the Steven Spielberg adaptation of West Side Story (for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress), but the actress has quickly amassed a huge fanbase — and after her fans aggressively pressured the Academy online to give her ...

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“I’m Disappointed Too”: Rachel Zegler Responds to Oscars Snub

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Actress and singer Rachel Zegler has become a household name in recent months partly for her role as the lead heroine Maria in the new Steven Speilberg adaption of West Side Story and partly for her role as Disney’s newest Snow White Disney princess. However, despite the actress’s quick rise to fame and her popularity with audiences, fans were dismayed ...

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OpEd: Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Remake Requires a Complete Overhaul

There has already been much controversy surrounding the upcoming remake of Disney’s animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Snow White is more than just a film. It is the cornerstone of Disney as a then-film-studio–now an entertainment empire. Any reimagination–be it a pure remake, spinoff, or anything in between–needs to be mindful of that. Let’s look back on some Snow ...

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“It Feels Fake”: Rachel Zegler Discusses Her Success

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With West Side Story in theaters, the garnering of a Golden Globe and other award nominations, and her role as Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , it seems safe to say that actress and singer Rachel Zegler is becoming a household name. The actress and official Disney princess spoke to D23 recently on the D23 podcast about ...

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