This Cinderella doesn’t just want to be a princess at her prince’s side, waving from the balcony – she wants to do her own thing. She is played by pop superstar Camila Cabello in Amazon’s “Cinderella” reboot.
Here we have the case that we have encountered so often in the past year and a half during the pandemic: the new “Cinderella” film was actually supposed to be released in the cinema, but it ended up on a streaming service. Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello, will be available on Amazon Prime Video on September 3, 2021.
But what’s so different about this “Cinderella” adaptation by Kay Cannon, in which pop star Cabello lets her powerful voice be heard, of which the trailer already impressively gives a taste? The fact that the fairy tale of Cinderella, aka Cinderella, is being implemented as a musical actually seems to be very Disney-classic. But in Amazon’s “Cinderella” something is different:
Cinderella (Camila Cabello), who lives with her evil stepmother (Idina Menzel) and her nasty daughters, wants to open her own fashion shop. And she doesn’t let that dissuade her when Prince Robert (Nicholas Galitzine) falls in love with her at the ball and wants to marry her.
Camilla Cabello as modern day Cinderella
This Cinderella is a happy ending with her prince so not enough she not only wants love, but also success in her job. Designing and selling clothes is the dream she has been pursuing since childhood, not marrying an heir to the throne and smilingly waving from the balcony.
Of course, Cinderella also gets some help in Amazon’s free fairy tale adaptation: Von the fairy godmother, played here as a genderless magical creature by “Pose” star Billy Porterand three mice who are sometimes turned into humans by a spell cast by the Fairy Godmother “Fab G”, as Porter’s character is originally called – and one of them is played by James Corden, a self-confessed musical fan who has appeared in a.o “Into The Woods” and “Cats”.
Idina Menzel, who plays the evil stepmother, is of course no stranger either: she probably had her most popular role to date as voice actress and singer for Elsa in the original version of “Frozen”. Cinderella stars Minnie Driver and Pierce Brosnan as queen and king.
You can also watch the trailer in the original English version here:
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