Camila Cabello is making her movie debut in the iconic role of Cinderella in Amazon Prime Video’s new musical adaptation—and they’ve made some important and empowering changes.
We grew up with the classic Disney movies and their beloved and iconic characters, but we’re all very much over the unreal expectations of love and the idea that a prince will save us, marry us and solve all our problems—no thank you.
Camila’s Cinderella is ambitious and wants to make her own way in the world, and follow her dream of designing dresses. In the first trailer for the film she poignantly says: “I don't want a life stuck waving from a royal box any more than a life confined to a basement.”
Director/writer Kay Cannon, who wrote the screenplay for Pitch Perfect, explained to Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab): “I just felt like it was a great opportunity to show this loved, iconic character that is Cinderella in a way that's more relatable to what girls and young women, in particular, are going through.”
This is your royal invitation to RSVP for the official #CinderellaMovie trailer tomorrow 💜 pic.twitter.com/bRGSUgTJ1mAugust 2, 2021
Ahead of the trailer drop on 3 August, Camila took to Twitter to update her fans. She said: “This is your royal invitation to RSVP for the official #CinderellaMovie trailer tomorrow” and shared a video of the cast watching the trailer—and all their reactions are so cute!
So without further ado… here’s the trailer
Who’s in the cast of Cinderella?
Camila Cabello, starring in her first movie role, is the first Latina to play the iconic princess.
Nicholas Galitzine has been cast as Cinderella’s love interest, Prince Robert, with Pierce Brosnan playing King Rowan and Minnie Driver as Queen Beatrice.
Billy Porter takes on the role of Cinderella’s fairy godmother, Fab G, and Frozen’s Idina Menzel plays the evil stepmother. We also see James Corden and comedians James Acaster and Romesh Ranganathan playing the mice—what a cast!
Talking about his role, Billy Porter told CBS News (opens in new tab): “It hit me when I was on the set, how profound it is that I am playing the fairy godmother—they call it the Fab G. Magic has no gender.
“This is a classic, this is a classic fairytale for a new generation. I think that the new generation is really ready.”
When does Cinderella come out?
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The all-important question and we have some very good news for you! The film hits Amazon Prime Video on 3 September!
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
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