Rachel Zegler Didn't Realize She Was Auditioning For 'Snow White' At First

Rachel Zegler Didn't Realize She Was Auditioning For 'Snow White' At First

Rachel Zegler is dishing on auditioning for Snow White.

The 20-year-old actress opened up in a new interview about speaking with director Marc Webb and how she didn’t even realize she was auditioning to be a Disney princess.

Click inside to see what she said…

“We had a very straightforward conversation before I’d even realized that [the movie] was Snow White. When I started to put the pieces together and I knew it was a Disney princess thing,” Rachel told Elle, about speaking to Marc Webb. “He was like, ‘Who’s the fairest of them all: What does fair mean? What does it have to mean? Does it mean skin tone? Does it mean beauty? Or does it mean whether or not you are just? The way you treat people? The way you approach others with kindness or lack thereof?’”

“It’s just been a really beautiful moment for my inner child, bringing her back. We were forced to grow up very fast with all of the life change that we went through in the last couple of years. [This is] just this very healing process for me,” she continued.

She also commented on how her life changed even more after it was announced she was cast as the titular character.

“I felt more of my anonymity go out the window after Snow White was announced, because Disney has such a dedicated following,” she said. “I had to step into these iconic shoes. The first thing I thought personally was just how to block out the inevitable comparison that would come between myself and Natalie Wood, and myself and a literal two-dimensional cartoon that everyone and their mother seemed to care about the second they announced that I was in the movie. Snow White was this incredible piece of art, hailed as this triumph for animation, and put Disney on the map in such a huge way.”

If you didn’t know, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first full length, animated feature film from Disney!

Rachel has previously spoken out about the racist hate she received after being cast as Snow White, being a Colombian American.

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