A little bit of disrespect is one thing, but Hollywood’s little people have had it up to HERE with being overlooked and the brass ring being just out of reach. According to this article from TMZ, the tiny actors are a wee bit ticked off about being excluded from the new movie Snow White and the Huntsman in favor of full size actors being digitally shrunk.
This story is completely amazing to me — who ever thought something entertaining would come out of that movie Snow White and the Huntsman? Not I. The article goes on to state:
. . .(A) prominent “midget” theater group plans to stage an over-sized protest.
The wee man leading the charge is a guy named Matt McCarthy — a 4’1″ self-described “midget” who works for Beacher’s Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel, a theater troupe that features more than 20 little people.
Like Little People of America, McCarthy’s pissed “midgets” weren’t cast as Snow White’s dwarfs in the new movie — producers cast normal-sized actors instead, digitally resizing their limbs or transplanting their faces onto little people’s bodies.
But McCarthy’s not fuming in silence — he just fired off a letter to Universal Chairman Adam Fogelson, informing him, “In response to and in protest of this incredible injustice and prejudice, the Beacher’s Madhouse midgets and I are coordinating a 100-midget march to Universal’s offices.”
McCarthy adds, casting average-sized actors as Snow White’s dwarfs “is the equivalent of Universal casting a white actor to play a role written for an African-American person and digitally changing the color of their skin.”
So far, a date for the march hasn’t been set.
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