If you have never looked at Billy Porter and thought, "gosh, I would love for him to be my Fairy Godmother", then you are lying. This man would absolutely know how to make all your dreams come true; and he'd even add a scoop of Messina's Pistachio Praline gelato in for added value. So, when the time came along to announce who would play the covetable role in the live-action rendition of Cinderella, there was no question that it belonged to Porter.
Back in March 2020, (yes, more than a whole year ago), Porter revealed to CBS News that he would be playing the role genderless; which is a welcome change from the traditional rhetoric that surrounds most fairy tales.
“It hit me when I was on the set last week, how profound it is that I am playing the Fairy Godmother—they call it the Fab G,” Porter shared.
“Magic has no gender.” He went on to say that playing the part without gender was "powerful." Porter continued, “This is a classic, this is a classic fairy tale for a new generation. I think that the new generation is really ready. The kids are ready. It’s the grownups that are slowing stuff down.”
Now, after way too long of knowing such joyous news; we've finally gotten our first look at the Cinderella film with the release of the official trailer.
Billy Porter in that gold ensemble. Forget it. It's better than we could have ever imagined.
Sure, Porter is not the only familiar (or famous) face to appear in the live-action remake. Artist Camila Cabello will be making her acting debut as Cinderella; British actor Nicholas Galitzine is set to play Prince Robert; and Indina Menzel will portray the evil stepmother.
The supporting cast line-up is no shortage of A-listers either. Pierce Brosnan is playing the King, Minnie Driver is playing the Queen and Missy Elliott is playing the Town Crier. Clearly, no expense has been spared in bringing this production together.
As for when we'll finally see Billy Porter as our dream Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, details on a release date are still scarce. Though, the release of a first trailer is definitely hopeful.
We can't wait to see what other unforgettable costume moments Porter delivers; we know we won't be disappointed.