Cinderella: “I think Cinderella made me a more kick-ass woman”, says Camila Cabello

Amazon Prime Video’s musical movie Cinderella released on 3rd September features Camila Cabello in the titular role. The pop music phenomenon is making her debut with Cinderella; a modern-day take on the fairytale.

The movie tells the story of a rebel, who refuses to be a damsel in distress and is ambitious and focused on making a name for herself in the fashion industry. Cabello, who is starting her career in acting with this movie, admits that the thought of taking up an acting career role was nerve-wracking at times.

She said,

“I have been performing for a long time but playing such an iconic character was on another level. In this story she is realising what she really wants from her life, and it’s not a prince. She wants a career and she is being told that’s impossible. I love that she dares to be different.”

The singer and actor credits director Kay Cannon with guiding her performance and helping her believe in her own ability to tackle the central role. Cabello says,

“I look up to Kay so much. She took hold of the reins and executed her vision with beautiful, womanly grace and a nurturing heart. I don’t know if I could have done this with anybody else. Besides being incredibly talented and funny, she’s so present. She makes everyone want to work hard because she sets that example.”

For Cabello, part of the joy of starring in the film was the opportunity to offer an inspirational story of female empowerment to Latino girls and women. She adds,

“I am so proud to be representing my community,”

“But I wouldn’t be here without the amazing work of the women who came before me like Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez. Like our Cinderella, they are trailblazers not bound by societal and cultural boundaries, just following their own truth,”

Directed by Kay Cannon, the movie features Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Galitzine, Billy Porter and Pierce Brosnan in other important roles, Cinderella is now available on Amazon Prime.

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