‘Snow White’: Gal Gadot Shares Excitement Towards Playing the First Disney Villain in the Upcoming Remake

Gal Gadot is set to play the Evil Queen in Disney’s upcoming Snow White remake. The Israeli actor has played many heroic characters including Wonder Woman, but this will be one of the few times that she has played a sinister villain. Gadot has shared more details about what she will be doing in her version of this classic Disney villain

Gal Gadot and Rachel Zegler star in Disney’s ‘Snow White’ remake

Gal Gadot, who is playing the Evil Queen in Disney's Snow White remake, attends the world premiere of Netflix's Red Notice
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Disney has been adapting many of its animated classics into live-action remakes. While movies like The Lion King and Aladdin have had mixed reactions from audiences and critics, they have done very well at the box office. 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the latest animated film to get the live-action treatment. The original movie debuted in 1937 and was the first full-length animated feature film from Disney. The remake will star Rachel Zegler as Snow White. The young actor recently had a breakout performance in West Side Story

Gadot is playing the Evil Queen, who has a hatred for Snow White after she is deemed to be the fairest in the land. The Queen transforms into an old hag to disguise herself and gives the Disney princess a poison apple. The remake will be directed by Marc Webb and written by Greta Gerwig and Erin Cressida Wilson. 

Gal Gadot says her version of the Evil Queen will sing and dance

In a recent interview with Forbes, Gadot talks about her current experience of shooting the Snow White movie. The Wonder Woman actor revealed that while her Evil Queen will still be very evil, she will be singing and dancing in the movie. 

“I love it (laughs)! It’s fun, I get to do something different,” Gadot said. “I get to sing and I get to dance and I get to play the villain, which is something that I’ve never done before – and it’s the first Disney villain ever. I really enjoy working with all people involved, with Marc Webb [directing] and Marc Platt producing and Disney, of course, [actress] Rachel Zegler. It’s just a great experience and I really, really enjoy it and The Evil Queen is very evil, so it’s going to be interesting.”

While the original Snow White does feature music, the Evil Queen never sings. This version is clearly different and will feature Gadot performing some musical numbers. The music for Snow White is being created by Pasek and Paul, who are renowned songwriters and created the songs for La La Land, The Greatest Showman, and Dear Evan Hansen

Gal Gadot continues to be a Hollywood star

Snow White is continuing Gadot’s hot streak in Hollywood. She recently had major roles in Netflix’s Red Notice and Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile. She is continuing her role in the DC universe with Wonder Woman 3 which is still early in development with director Patty Jenkins set to return. 

In addition, Gadot will play Cleopatra in an upcoming biopic along with an action crime thriller from director Tom Harper called Heart of Stone.  Snow White doesn’t have an official release date, but it is expected to debut sometime in 2023. 

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