One of my favorite press trips I’ve attended was Disney’s live action Cinderella premiere. It wasn’t just the excitement of the
red – purple carpet, or the pre-party full of celebs. It was the film.
As you can read in my review post of the film, I was beyond happy for it exceeded my expectations and made me fall in love with a classic story that has been told.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh and perfectly cast with Lily James as Ella, Richard Madden as the Prince and Cate Blanchett playing the evil step mom, it’s easy to see that one of the hopes of the take away of the film is that this Cinderella isn’t a damsel in distress. Living by the her mother’s dying words, “have courage and be kind” we get a better understanding of why Ella stays in the less than desirable living conditions. We learn a bit about the backstory of why step mother Lady Tremaine is such a bitter woman. We also learn a bit about the prince and his relationship with his father. For me, I love seeing these characters with depth and it makes the movie have some raw emotion. Something that is missing from the classic animated version.
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When you buy Cinderella on Blu-Ray, Digital HD or purchase it on Disney Movies Anywhere, you will be able to purchase this beautiful pumpkin necklace that I shared on Instagram when I attended the Ambassadors of Kindness dinner. It’s only available from now until 12/22/15.
Now, here’s a look at the alternative beginning!