There is a new live-action Cinderella in the works, and it ISN’T going to be released by Disney.
It will be released by Sony — AND this isn’t going to be your mother’s Cinderella from the 1950s.
This is going to be a Cinderella for a modern-day audience, and the Fairy Godmother is going to be played by none other than Billy Porter.
In the ORIGINAL Disney’s Cinderella, the Fair Godmother is a sweet grey-haired grandma-type fairy, who turns Cinderella from a poor servant into a beautiful Princess.
That’s not what you will get THIS time around!
Billy Porter is here to bring some extra MAGIC to the role of the Fairy Godmother, playing it as a GENDERLESS character.
This Fairy Godmother will be less grandma, and more Bibbity-Bobbity-Billy!
I mean, come on!! He’s over-the-top, and he doesn’t care who knows it!! He is PERFECT for this role!!
I would expect nothing else of Billy Porter. Ha!
It hit me when I was on the set last week, how profound it is that I am playing the Fairy Godmother — they call it the Fab G — Magic has no gender. We are presenting this character as genderless — at least that’s how I’m playing it. And it’s really powerful.”CBS News
The film is set to come out in 2021, but we don’t have a whole lot of information about it yet.
We know this version of the classic Cinderella was the brainchild of James Corden, of Late Night Fame, who will also act as producer on this film.
Billy will play alongside Camila Cabello, who will make her debut into the acting realm as Cinderella.
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