Fans have been treated to their first look at pop star Camila Cabello as Cinderella, but it was fairy godmother Billy Porter that stole the show.
The 24-year-old Havana singer stars in the latest re-imagining of the classic fairytale for Amazon Prime Video, with the princess-to-be seemingly turning down a proposal from the prince in favour of starting her own dress design business.
The traditional tale has had a 2021 update with a more feminist skew, and has been both celebrated and slammed by audiences.
Camera IconCamila Cabello's ambitious Cinderella rejects Prince Robert (Nicholas Galitzine) in the first full-length trailer for Amazon's reboot, which was unveiled on Tuesday. In fact, the Cuban-born 24-year-old doesn't hesitate at all turning down the royal after he says: 'I pick you to be my princess.' Credit: Amazon Prime Video
Some loved that Cabello’s Cinderella is bucking the damsel in distress narrative, with one Twitter user writing “they made Cinderella a girl boss” while others praised Amazon Prime for their diverse casting.
“Yassss the new Cinderella serves a real girl boss moment by wearing a suit to the ball, which tells us she must be a feminist,” another added.
“A Cinderella who does not want a rich prince but instead a freakin job. Hell yeah! (sic),” another added.
But the overwhelming response from audiences and critics was that the trailer missed the mark — which does not bode well for the full length film.
Camera IconPierce Brosnan appears as King Rowan. Credit: Amazon Prime Video/ Amazon Prime Video
“(This) movie looks awful and Pierce Brosnan doesn’t deserve this + Minnie Driver was already in an actually good Cinderella movie (Ella Enchanted),” one twitter user wrote.
But trust fashion icon and LGBTQI+ advocate Billy Porter to literally float down from the heavens and save the day.
Camera IconBilly Porter as ‘Fab G’ — Cinderella’s fairy godmother. Credit: Amazon Prime Video/ Amazon Prime Video
Porter appears in the trailer as Cinderella’s fabulously extra fairy godmother, decked out in a golden couture suit to provide a life saving dose of sass and humour for viewers.
Camera IconBilly Porter saving the day. Credit: Amazon Prime Video/ Amazon Prime Video
“Finally a Fairy Godmother I can stan #CinderellaMovie,” another added.Internet Explorer Channel Network