Gal Gadot, known for her portrayal of Wonder Woman, is set to venture into the realm of Disney villains. The talented actress will take on the role of the Evil Queen in Disney’s live action adaptation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In a recent interview with Vogue Hong Kong, Gadot expressed her thoughts on playing the iconic villain.
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During the interview, Gadot discussed the contrast between playing the villain and her previous roles. She remarked, “Playing the Evil Queen was an absolute delight. There was something so delicious about this character, being part of a fairy tale and embodying the first Disney villain.” The animated version of Snow White, released back in 1937, marked Disney’s inaugural animated feature film. Lucille La Verne provided the voice for the Evil Queen in the original animated film. Gadot also delved into how the musical nature of the movie influenced her portrayal of the character. She elaborated, “The musical aspect allowed me to push my performance to new dramatic heights, infusing it with animated flair. It was truly delightful, experimenting with different voices and approaches. I had a blast and can’t wait for audiences to witness it.”
In addition to Gadot, Rachel Zegler will star as Snow White in the film. In the animated version, the Evil Queen was Snow White’s stepmother, voiced by Adriana Caselotti. Driven by jealousy, the villain plotted to kill Snow White after her magic mirror, voiced by Moroni Olsen, proclaimed the young princess as the “fairest of them all.” Discovering Snow White’s whereabouts, the Evil Queen disguised herself as an old woman and offered the innocent princess a poisoned apple. Joining the cast, Martin Klebba will portray Grumpy, one of the memorable seven dwarfs, initially distrustful of Snow White. Pinto Colvig lent his voice to the character in the original animated film. Andrew Burnap will also feature in the movie as an original character. Marc Webb, acclaimed director of The Amazing Spider-Man films starring Andrew Garfield, will helm the live action adaptation.
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Disney’s Expanding Collection of Live Action Remakes
Snow White joins the ever-growing lineup of animated films that Disney has transformed into live action. The most recent addition to this trend, The Little Mermaid, graced theaters in May. In September, Disney+ premiered a live action adaptation of their second animated film, Pinocchio. Currently, a live action remake of the beloved 2002 film Lilo & Stitch is in development. Chris Sanders, the original voice of Stitch, will reprise his role in the remake. Tia Carrere, who portrayed Nani in the animated film, will also star as a new character. Additionally, Jason Scott Lee, the voice of David, has confirmed his cameo appearance in the upcoming film.
Disney’s live action rendition of Snow White is set to enchant audiences on March 22, 2024. While eagerly awaiting its release, don’t miss this insightful FilmSweep interview with Gadot, where she discusses her upcoming film, Heart of Stone, below:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Evil Queen portrayal
Who will Gal Gadot be playing in the live action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?
Gal Gadot will be playing the role of the Evil Queen, the iconic Disney villain, in the live action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
How did Gal Gadot feel about playing the Evil Queen?
Gal Gadot expressed excitement and found it enjoyable to play the Evil Queen. She described the role as “delicious” and mentioned the fun of portraying a character from a fairy tale and being the first Disney villain.
What impact did the musical aspect have on Gal Gadot’s portrayal of the character?
The musical aspect allowed Gal Gadot to elevate her performance and make it more dramatic and animated. She enjoyed experimenting with her voice and different approaches, finding it delightful and a super fun experience.
Who else is starring in the live action remake of Snow White?
Rachel Zegler will star as Snow White, Martin Klebba as Grumpy, and Andrew Burnap will portray an original character. The movie will be directed by Marc Webb.
When is the release date for Disney’s live action remake of Snow White?
The live action remake of Snow White is scheduled to be released on March 22, 2024.