On the heels of being blamed for ruining the Hunger Games franchise and single handily submarining Snow White Disney actress Rachel Zegler is singing a different tune.
In August, we reported that the 22-year-old New Jersey native who shot to fame after being cast as Maria in West Side Story has caused a massive commotion on social media after interviews were released for the upcoming Snow White remake.
Zegler made her stance clear in the interview, stating ‘She’s not going to be saved by the prince and she’s not going to be dreaming about true love.’ In addition, she has admitted she ‘hated’ Disney’s 1937 classic and its ‘stalker’ prince.
The actress’s comments were met with strong reactions from social media. Many saw Zegler’s comments as perpetuating ‘woke’ culture and being a “fake” feminist. She was also criticized for playing Snow White as a Latina. She defended the casting decision and Disney also addressed the backlash.
The controversy was only intensified after Zegler bashed her own movie, Shazam! Fury Of The Gods.
She admitted she only took the role because she “needed a job.” However, despite her disparaging comments, both her movie and Snow White were panned by critics.
Ziegler defended the movie on her social media instead and expressed disappointment when she wasn’t invited to the Oscars despite being nominated seven times. Eventually, the Disney team discovered a loophole and she was able to attend as a presenter.
After Ziegler’s comments about Snow White went viral, Disney ended up delaying the film, which was already way over budget.
Now, Ziegler is singing a different tune.
Apparently she loves the old Snow White cartoon now.
“The cartoon is so beloved — it’s like a monumental moment in film history. It’s the first feature-length cartoon movie, to the point where it won honorary Oscars, and all these amazing things that happened for that film are the reason that you and I get to sit here today, because it made Disney what it is,” Zegler said in a recent interview.
Rachel Zegler backtracks previous remarks and praises Disney’s animated Snow White film as “a monumental moment in film history” pic.twitter.com/oKBhYZIwhP
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) December 11, 2023
This is pretty shocking, considering not long ago, Ziegler bashed the old movie.
“It’s no longer 1937, and we absolutely wrote a ‘Snow White’ — she’s not going to be saved by a prince! And she’s not gonna be dreaming about true love,” Zegler said. “She’ll be dreaming about becoming a leader she knows she can be.”
“I mean, you know, the original cartoon came out in 1937 and very evidently so. There’s a big focus on her love story with a guy who literally stalks her. Weird! Weird,” the actress said.