Prepare for a “Cinderella” like no different.
In a brand new interview, Billy Porter opened up about Sony’s forthcoming film musical adaptation of “Cinderella” by which he performs the fairy godmother. Due out subsequent 12 months, this model of the fairy story depicts his character ― historically portrayed as a lady ― in a approach by no means carried out on movie earlier than.
“Magic has no gender,” the “Pose” star advised CBS Information Tuesday. “We’re presenting this character as genderless. That’s how I’m taking part in it.”
His new fairy godmother character, which he described as “actually highly effective,” shall be named “the Fab G.” And Porter stated he isn’t involved about loyalists who would possibly object to the reimagined position.
“It is a basic fairy story for a brand new technology,” he stated. “I believe that the brand new technology is basically prepared. The children are prepared. It’s the grownups which can be slowing stuff down.”
Particulars on the brand new “Cinderella,” which stars Camila Cabello within the titular position and is being directed by Kay Cannon, are to this point scarce. Presently filming in England, the film boasts top-of-the-line expertise.
Along with Cabello and Porter, Idina Menzel will play Cinderella’s depraved stepmother, whereas Pierce Brosnan and Minnie Driver will seem because the king and queen. British actor Nicholas Galitzine, whose credit embrace Netflix’s “Chambers,” will play Prince Robert.
As for Porter, he’s additionally slated to star in Jordan Peele’s forthcoming “Twilight Zone” reboot, in addition to the third season of “Pose.”