Rachel Zegler Has Been Cast As Disney’s Next Live-Action Princess In “Snow White”Mirror, mirror, on the wall, Rachel is the fairest of them all.
Over the last few years, Disney’s found a lot of success with live-action remakes of its animated classics, such as The Lion King.
More specifically, the live action remakes of the iconic Disney princess movies Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast have been huge.
The next princess to make her live-action Disney debut will be Snow White, the titular character from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ very first feature-length animated film.
The OG Disney princess will be portrayed by YouTuber-turned-actor Rachel Zegler
She called the role a “dream come true” on Instagram.
In a statement, director Marc Webb said, “Rachel’s extraordinary vocal abilities are just the beginning of her gifts. Her strength, intelligence and optimism will become an integral part of rediscovering the joy in this classic Disney fairytale.”
This won’t be Rachel’s first time playing a princess, though. She starred as Ariel in her high school’s production of The Little Mermaid and as Princess Fiona in Shrek.
Rachel is set to make her silver screen debut as María Vasquez in Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story December 10.
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Her performance in West Side Story impressed the Disney execs that have already seen it so much that it contributed to their final decision to cast her.
The Snow White and the Seven Dwarves cast will whistle while they work as production begins in 2022.
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