Camila Cabello’s Cinderella is one of the most controversial live-action adaptations of recent months . The main reason is focused on their casting, choices that have escaped any stereotype or preconceived way with which we knew the characters of the original 1950 animation film that Disney created. To begin with the selection of its protagonist, a Cuban artist who has little to do with that image of porcelain and blond hair that we remember from childhood. But what really created a stir was the role of Billy Porter, playing a trans version of the fairy godmother. Casting decisions that seem convenient if, as can be seen in the trailer, a version that is more than 70 years old is going to be given a complete twist.
Of all the differences, the richest thing is the evolution of the main character. The dreams and ambitions of Disney’s work were summed up in finding love and giving up slave labor for his stepmother . Camila Cabello’s Cinderella does not reduce her dreams to an idyll with a prince, but wants to open “Dresses By Ella ” a boutique where she can create and sell her own fashion designs. But that this new “princess” has renewed dreams does not necessarily imply that she will be able to fulfill them easily, since the world in which she lives and the antagonistic characters will not make things easy for her. From what can be seen in this teaser of just 30 seconds is that the story will have an impeccable soundtrack , a logical question if we think about the great abilities that Cabello has, before a singer than an actress.
Changes in the story that the director of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke already anticipated: “Cinderella is a classic that we all know and love, but this time it has a modern and unique touch , starring the sensational Camila Cabello and a cast of stars”. In the teaser you can also see Idina Menzel as the stepmother and Billy Porter as the striking new fairy godmother. The prince will be played by Nicholas Galitzine and in his cast, other celebrities will also appear such as Pierce Brosnan and host James Corden . Cinderella will premiere directly on Amazon on September 3.