Speculations and rumors spread like wildfire in the age of instant news and social media. Recently, the remake of Snow White starring Rachel Zegler was on the floor, but in a few days, the tables are upside down.
Gossips have it that Rachel Zegler has been fired from Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of ‘Snow White.’
In this fact-checking, we will delve deeper to know whether Rachel Zegler was indeed fired from her role as Snow White. Alongside this, we will know if this anticipated live-action movie will be continued or not.
On September 25, 2023, a whisper was circulating stating that Rachel Zegler had been fired from Disney’s live-action movie ‘Snow White.’ The speculation originated from a Disney fan blog named ‘Inside the Magic,’ which published a story with the headline ‘Disney Officially Fires Rachel Zegler from ‘Snow White’ Live Action, Report Claims.’ The news also attached a TikTok video claiming the source of the alleged rumor. However, so far, neither Disney nor Rachel Zegler has confirmed the rumor.
The live-action movie “Snow White” is scheduled to be released on March 22, 2024. However, ever since, this new live-action Snow White has been surrounded by controversies. Amid the chaos, another piece of news broke out surrounding Rachel Zegler, the live-action Snow White.
On Monday, “Inside the Magic” published a story with the title, “Disney officially fires Rachel Zegler from ‘Snow White’ Live Action, Report Claims.” Additionally, the author stated that a video on TikTok serves as the backup source for this alleged information.
However, in the same story, the writer stated,
“There is no source stated for this information in the video, so it is still a reported statement and not fully confirmed.”
Eventually, the article went viral, and people started speculating about possible reasons for the firing. Meanwhile, the TikTok video accumulated over 2.4 million views in a couple of days.
Now, the noteworthy aspect is that Disney has neither confirmed nor denied the claim. Also, there is no statement from Rachel as well. Meanwhile, a few fans pointed out speculation that it could be a possibility that the actress is getting replaced. While a few stated that it is impossible to replace or remove her due to the heavy investment in the movie.
Some also linked the buzzes to Zegler’s behavior towards the movie and the original plot. People are speculating that her idea of Snow White and her personality may have caused trouble for Disney, leading to the firing scenario.
Fans linked the reference from the interview with Variety in 2022 during the Disney fan expo, D23. In the interview, she was questioned about the “modern edge” twist to the story. To which she replied,
“I just mean that it’s no longer 1937, and we absolutely wrote a Snow White that is…She is not going to be saved by the prince and she is not going to be dreaming about true love.”
Whatever the reason is, it remains unclear and unconfirmed by the accountable authorities and personalities. No news outlet or magazine confirmed this claim with any credible source. Possibilities are that it can be a hoax to create some buzz or can be a yet-to-be-confirmed news. However, fans of Snow White seem to enjoy this rumor while reacting to it.
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