London: ‘Harry Potter’ star Warwick Davis has criticised movie bosses for not casting smaller actors to play the seven dwarfs in new movie ‘Snow white and the huntsman’.
Promoters at `The Little People of America` organisation has expressed their anger over actors Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone and Nick Frost being casted as the famous fairytale characters, reported Daily star.
The 42-year-old British actor has now spoken out about the dispute and requested movie bosses not to cut smaller actors out of their castings.
"Considering the vast experience of many short actors working in the film industry today, I think it inexcusable that in casting for Snow White & the Huntsman, producers did not utilise this pool of talent. My colleague Peter Dinklage won an Emmy for his performance in Game of Thrones, proving that short actors need roles that will not only challenge them, but allow them to express themselves as actors in their own right.
"It is not acceptable to `black up` as a white actor, so why should it be acceptable to `shrink` an actor to play a dwarf," said Davis.