Camila Cabello stars in Amazon Prime's Cinderella: here’s everything you need to know

It’s the classic fairytale with a wonderfully modern twist

 Camila Cabello performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2019 Presented by Capital One at the Forum on December 6, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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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: “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.”  

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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: “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? 

The all-important question and we have some very good news for you! The film hits Amazon Prime Video on 3 September!

We’ve been treated to several Disney remakes and prequels recently, from Cruella to the upcoming Beauty and the Beast series and now Cinderella—and we can’t wait to watch it!

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Trainee News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has worked with the team for seven months. 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 fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. Before working for Future Publishing’s News Writing Team, she worked in the Ad Production Team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into the print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing, and probably online shopping.