Amazon’s “Cinderella” Details, From Genderless Fairy Godmother to Fairytale Nods

Cinderella’s stepmother is not evil on this trendy adaptation

Idina Menzel in Cinderella

Idina Menzel performs a not-so-wicked stepmother in “Cinderella.”

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The most dramatic change from the unique fairytale is the best way the depraved stepmother is portrayed.

Vivian, performed by Idina Menzel, is introduced much less like an evil villain and extra like a conservative dad or mum who belittles their kid’s progressive concepts. In the narration, voiced by Porter, Vivian is described as a “practical woman,” and the film paints her as a personality who’s simply attempting to do what’s finest for her daughters, and Cinderella, even when it hurts their emotions.

Later within the film, we’re additionally given context for why Vivian is so set on her conventional methods and, as Cannon identified to Insider, that is the one “Cinderella” model the place the stepmother is forgiven on the finish.

“There’s no villain in the movie,” Cannon defined. “Whenever they’re singing to each other, Camila and Idina, at the end during ‘Let’s Get Loud’ I always tear up.”

“I’m my mother’s daughter, but how she was raised is very different than how I was raised and my worldview. And we clash sometimes, but there is so much love there,” she continued. “I just get emotional thinking about it. This idea that you can bridge the gap through love and understanding is a beautiful thing.”

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