Peter Dinklage is Apparently Awesome

Holy shit Peter Dinklage amirite? Why am I just learning this?!

TheMarySue has a writeup about Peter Dinklage — Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones — and his radness at the Golden Globes, and thankfully they did this, because otherwise I would have missed it, because I don’t really care for awards shows and that kind of thing. But apparently, he used his time onstage to draw attention to a crime perpetrated against Martin Henderson, a 37-year-old actor with dwarfism, who was seriously injured when some drunk asshole threw him, because dwarf tossing lol, apparently. Shortly afterwards, Henderson’s name was a trending topic on twitter. Great use of having that much public attention.

So that was cool. But then I saw a quote from the way-back machine, and my entire face was fucking rocked:

I try not to read too much into it, but there’s a bit of a bias, where you’re thought of as a mystical creature, which is a bit absurd. I have a great sense of humor — and a dark sense of humor — about everything, but it is a bit narrow-minded sometimes, where if they have a dwarf character, the shoes have to curl up at the end, he has this inherent wisdom, he isn’t sexual, all of that. You look at something like Snow White, and each of the dwarves is just one thing — this one sneezes, this one is angry, this one is tired. And that’s sometimes still true for modern-day stories. But it’s not just for dwarves, that could be the case for anybody, for women, for people of color. Right now it’s Middle Eastern people who are all playing terrorists. It’s short-sighted. But life is too short — no pun intended — to be interested in roles that haven’t got any meat to them.

Goddddddd I just swooned a little.

Peter Dinklage

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