In this coming-of-age version, the Cuban-American singer portrays Ella, an ambitious young lady who hopes to one day become a successful businesswoman. The Amazon Original modern musical offers a bold take on the centuries-old fairy tale that Disney turned into a popular animated musical film in 1950.
“It feels amazing,” Cabello exclusively told Billboard at the Miami premiere earlier this week. “I’m so proud to be Latina and I’m so proud of my culture. I would’ve been so excited to see a Latina princess when I was growing up, and the fact that I can be that right now and that representation is possible right now, is amazing.”
Cinderella marks Cabello’s first-ever acting gig, which she said was made possible thanks to her acting coach Anthony Meindl. “I’ve been taking acting classes for a while,” she elaborated. “He really taught me that the most important thing is to be present and stay in the moment.”
As for new music following her viral summer hit “Don’t Go Yet,” Cabello assures there’s “more music for my album and more music coming soon.”
Cinderella was written and directed by Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon, and the star-studded cast includes Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, James Corden, Nicholas Galitzine, Pierce Brosnan, and Pose star Billy Porter as the fabulous fairy godmother.
Watch the complete video interview below:
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