Peter Dinklage was the one bright light in the dumpster fire of the final season of Game of Thrones. So, I am willing to give him some leeway even when he goes on a leftist rant and chalk it up to actors. However, his fellow little people are not taking his utopian proclamations quietly.
On a recent podcast, Dinklage slammed Disney for remaking Snow White as a “backward story about seven dwarfs living in a cave.” It is a strange criticism coming from a man who was made famous on a show that featured incest and murder as staples, but I digress.
I’m not sure if the living arrangements make Snow White ‘backward,’ but if memory serves, the dwarfs lived in a cottage and worked in a mine. Again, who am I to point this out? Factual accuracy has never been a strong point of the left. If it were left up to Peter Dinklage, I am sure he would cancel the movie’s production.
My first thought was, I am not sure how many little person roles there are flying around Hollywood right now, but I know two things for sure. One, there are not that many. Two, Peter Dinklage is getting all of them. Maybe he is just upset that he cannot play every role in the Snow White movie. Perhaps, he does not want any other similar actors to challenge his undisputed status as the most successful little person actor of all time. Regardless of the reason, his stance is not representative of his peers.
Dylan Postl, a person also of short stature and a fine actor, disagrees in an interview with the Daily Mail, where he said, “Peter Dinklage may be the biggest dwarf actor of all time, but it doesn’t make him King Dwarf.” I couldn’t agree more. Acting is a tough gig, even more so for character actors. There are even fewer roles for people of short stature. You would think that Mr. Dinklage would want opportunities for similar actors to expand in the marketplace.
However, one can hope that Mr. Dinklage was consulted on the living arrangements for the upcoming Amazon series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Unless, of course, he objects to his peers getting more work.