See Billy Porter as the Next Fairy Godmother. A new Cinderella remake is currently in production and though we are excited to see singer and actress Camila Cabello as Cinderella, it’s the film’s Fairy Godmother that is snatching the headlines! In an unexpected twist, the studios announced that Billy Porter would play the iconic role of Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, renamed “Fab G”.
Porter has shared his approach to playing this magical being is by representing Fab G as a “genderless” character. sharing: “I’m so lucky and blessed to be inside of that [gender] conversation with a character like the fairy godmother. My tagline is ‘magic has no gender,” he explains, “It’s not about gender. It’s about magic and magic is about love…that is really what Cinderella is about. And I hope that everyone will take that message away when they see [the movie] and incorporate it into their lives and how they move through their lives.“
The news of Billy’s casting was met with praise and discontent online, but Porter has shut down the idea that the opinions of fans will change how he approaches the role or his own lifestyle.
“I do not now, nor will I ever, adjudicate my life or humanity on sound bites on social media, let me just say that what people think about me is none of my business.” Billy then firmly stated, “My only purpose on this planet is to be authentic and true to myself and spread as much love as I can possibly spread – that’s all I’m interested in.“
The Cinderella remake will star:
- Camila Cabello as Cinderella
- Billy Porter as the Fab G, a genderless fairy godparent
- Idina Menzel as Vivian, Cinderella’s stepmother
- Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Robert
- Pierce Brosnan as King Rowan
- Minnie Driver as Queen Beatrice
- Maddie Baillio and Charlotte Spencer as the Stepsisters
- John Mulaney as John, a Footman/mouse
- James Corden as James, a Footman/mouse
- Romesh Ranganathan as Romesh, a Footman/mouse
- Missy Elliott as Town Crier
- Tallulah Greive as Princess Gwen
- Luke Latchman as Griff
- Fra Fee as Hench
- Beverley Knight
- Mary Higgins as Princess Laura
The Cinderella remake is currently set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video sometime this Fall. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things entertainment!
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