Prepare your glass slippers, ladies. I don’t know how Cinderella keeps them so translucent, to be frank. I know she never had to store them quite as long as I have. Mine just seem to be dust magnets. Get them out, put them on, and get ready to watch your dreams come to life. Whatever issues you may have with their treatment of Cinderella, you have to admire the interior decorating skills of the accursed stepmother. Every room is a wonder, every pillow a perfect fit, every chandelier a fortune in those impossible to find 15 watt candelabra bulbs.
We all imagined ourselves as the oppressed stepdaughter, brave and pure in her janitorial duties. Yes, she talks to animals, which would be hard to get away with today. She is hardworking, though, and if she skates off to a hootenanny with some sewing materials and a pumpkin, well, who are we to complain? Here her cleaning outfits are beautiful, but they cannot compare to the gowns on display at the climactic ball.
- Cate Blanchett as Stepmother (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”)
- Lily James as Cinderella (TV’s “Downton Abbey”)
- Richard Madden (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as Prince
- Stellan Skarsgård (Marvel’s: “The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Grand Duke
- Holliday Grainger (“Jane Eyre”) as Anastasia
- Derek Jacobi (“The King’s Speech,” “Underworld: Evolution”) as King
- Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The King’s Speech”),
- David Baron (“Harry Potter” franchise)
- Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Sherlock Holmes”)
- Allison Shearmur (“The Hunger Games,” “Power Rangers”)
- Kenneth Branagh (“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “Thor”)
- Patrick Doyle (“Brave,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”)
- Chris Weitz (“About a Boy,” “The Golden Compass”)
Get Disney’s Cinderella on Blu-ray September 15th!