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Photos give first glimpse of “Snow White” actress in costume on set of new Disney film

Disney’s remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs isn’t slated to premiere until sometime in 2023, but production is well underway, and photos of the film’s star in costume for the role of the princess who’s the “fairest of them all.”

Photos posted online give fans a first look at actress Rachel Zegler in costume for her role of Snow White in Disney’s upcoming remake of the 1937 classic.

Photos tweeted by More Butter TV on Friday show Rachel Zegler in a dress that features a yellow-gold skirt, blue bodice with red lining underneath and a raised white collar. The combination of blue, red, and yellow, as well as the inclusion of puffy sleeves show a “faithful adaptation of the cherished costume” according to ScreenRant.

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But the photos also show Zegler wearing boots similar to UGG lined booties, and we’re thinking that’s probably not part of the actual costume for the film. (At least we hope not.)

RELATED: No Dwarfs in “Snow White” remake; actors outraged over “lost roles” in the film

Rachel Zegler recently led the cast in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. After it was announced that Zegler, a Latina, had been cast in the role of Snow White, many fans were thrilled, but some took issue with Disney’s casting decision–even going so far as to ponder online whether Zegler would “bleach her skin” for the upcoming role.

Reportedly, Zegler endured these types of comments, responses, and questions in silence until she finally decided to speak out and address them.

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“Never in a million years did I imagine that [playing Snow White] would be a possibility for me,” Zegler said in a recent interview on Variety‘s Actors on Actors series. “You don’t normally see Snow Whites that are of Latin descent, even though Snow White is really a big deal in Spanish-speaking countries. You don’t particularly see people who look like me playing roles like that.”

RELATED: Fire breaks out on the set of Disney’s new live-action “Snow White” film

The live-action film adaptation of Disney’s 1937 classic, which was the first-ever full-length animated feature to be made, is directed by The Amazing Spider-Man‘s Marc Webb. The film stars Rachel Zegler, Andrew Burnap, and Gal Gadot. Gadot will play the role of the Evil Queen.

Andrew Burnap will play the role of a completely new male character created for the live-action film, as opposed to playing the role of the Prince, which also did not sit well with some fans.

Andrew Burnap Joins Rachel Zegler In Disney's New Snow White Film | Movies | Empire

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Disney’s new take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs sometime in 2023.

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!