Close your eyes and picture this. You’re at a ball dressed as Prince Charming from Cinderella, because that is who you are. Walking down the steps is some sort of a woman dressed like Cinderella. Is it Cinderella? Yes. Though you can’t make out her face quite yet…but…if she would just walk down the steps…a little more…maybe you can start walking towards her to speed it up a bit…ahhh…can almost…OK, YOU CAN SEE HER NOW, WHAT DOES SHE LOOK LIKE?! (PS: SHE MUST LOOK LIKE A YOUNGISH FEMALE CELEBRITY.) From Variety:
Disney would like to slip the glass slipper onto Emma Watson as the star of “Cinderella.”
While the actress does not yet have the role, Watson is in very early talks with the studio to play the character in the live action adaptation that Kenneth Branagh will direct, and Simon Kinberg will produce. Cate Blanchett will play the wicked stepmother.
Disney would not comment on the discussions with Watson. It also considered Gabriella Wilde (“The Three Musketeers”), Imogen Poots (“Need for Speed”) and Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), but couldn’t lock down deals due to scheduling and other considerations.
I don’t know who any of those other people are, but I googled their names just now and they are all super beautiful FYI. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THAT. Disney knows what they’re doing in the “finding a beautiful actress with perfect skin to consider for the role of Cinderella” category. But do they know what they’re doing in the “CASTING THE RIGHT ONE” category?! IS EMMA WATSON YOUR DREAM IRL CINDERELLA?! If it were up to me I would probably go with Brit Marling and it would be a much darker retelling of Cinderella and it would be about a cult and it would be fucking perfect, but that is just me. Or maybe I would be Cinderella and Aaron Paul would be the prince? Or maybe it would just be Gilmore Girls. Hard to say! Maybe you should put together a March Madness-style bracket with your friends about possible Disney Cinderellas. First round: ELIZABETH OLSEN VS. DAKOTA FANNING. That will be so much fun! You can put it on your Tumblrs. Anyway, who’s your Cinderella? Who who who?