WASHINGTON: Ahead of the release of ‘Cinderella’, director Kay Cannon heaped praises on singer Camila Cabello, who will be seen essaying the titular role in the musical comedy.
“I believed that Camila was Cinderella. I felt her warmth and sincerity, and I could see right away that she had big dreams. She has great comedic timing. I was instantly won over,” Cannon said.
She also opened up about her experience of directing ‘Cinderella’.
“I’ve never been much of a fan of the original Cinderella. It feels like a bunch of women being mean to each other. I wanted to create a version of this fairy tale I could watch with my kid and we could be inspired by. The fairy tale was conceived by a man and it’s been told and retold primarily by men. On the concept of how behind every successful woman, there is a man! I tell it through my point of view,” she added.
The new rendition of ‘Cinderella’ follows the journey of a girl who does not need a Prince to save her. It will come out on September 3, exclusively available for Amazon Prime Video users.