After her successful musical career, our ‘senorita’ Camila Cabello is soon going to be seen on the silver screen with the movie Cinderella, and just recently completed two years with beau, musician Shawn Mendes. Let us get into it.
Camila Cabello started her career from X Factor where she was placed in a girl group called Fifth Harmony, which went on to become a very successful girl band. The group consisted of Cabello, Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jaregui. But in 2016, Cabello left the group and started her solo career.
Since Cabello’s solo career started to rise, there was no turning back, and she went on to give one by one hits like “Havana”, “Never Be The Same”, “Crying in the Club”, “Sangria Wine”, etc. “Havana ” even reached number one in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also she has received three Grammy nominations till date.
Now, this Cuban-American beauty is all set to debut with her first movie, Cinderella, which will be released in Amazon Prime Video due to the COVID-19 theatre restrictions. The movie is the adaptation of the cult classic Disney movie of the same name, but with a different touch and a few changes. Basically, it is a modern adaptation of the traditional tale.
The official trailer and look of the movie dropped on 30th June, 2021, and since it was released the reception has been mixed.
In the trailer, Cabello as Cinderella is shown as a tailor who loves to sing and owns a tailor shop called ‘Dresses by Ella’. The trailer then shows other events of the movie in a random order, and surprisingly instead of a fairy godmother, we get to see a genderless fairy godparent, played by Billy Porter. The 30 second trailer only shows this much, but it looks like they have made a lot of changes to the original story
Idina Menzel, who voiced Elsa and sang the Academy Award winning song “Let It Go” in Frozen, also plays the character of Vivian, who is Cinderella’s step-mother. It has also been confirmed that Cabello and Menzel are going to have a song together.
Besides Cabello, Menzel and Porter, other cast includes Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Robert, Pierce Brosnan as King Rowan, Minnie Driver as Queen Beatrice, Maddie Baillio, and Charlotte Spencer as the stepsisters, John Mulaney as John, James Corden as James, Romesh Ranganathan as Romesh, Missy Elliot as Town Crier, Tallulah Grieve as Princess Gwen, Luke Latchman as Griff, Fra Fee as Hench, Mary Higgins as Princess Laura, etc. We really don’t know a lot of these characters as of now because the names are changed from the original story.
Also, there is another happy news for Camilla and her boyfriend Shawn Mendes as their relationship just turned two years old on Saturday. Cabello and Mendes first collaborated in the song “I Know What You Did Last Summer” back in 2015, and then in the song “Senorita” back in 2019.
“Senorita” also peaked at number one in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her second number one hit, and it also received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. She also released her second studio album, Romance, in 2019.
Since “Senorita” was released, the romance of Shawn and Camila started to make headlines and at first, everyone thought it was just a publicity stunt to promote the song. But things started to get clear when they started posting each other on their respective social media, and a video of both of them ‘kissing like fish’ went viral.
Both of them confirmed their relationship and Cabello was also featured in Mendes’s documentary film, Shawn Mendes: In Wonder.
In the documentary, Mendes explains what Cabello means to him. He says, “She was always there to look out for me as a human being. She’s got my back, and I think that’s what your partner’s for.” He also says that his hit song “Treat You Better” was actually written for her.
On the occasion of their second anniversary, Shawn posted a picture of him kissing Camilla, and wrote, “Happy 2 years my baby 🖤”
While Camila posted a series of four pictures of them together, writing, “happy anniversary Kuko ♥ here’s to more joy, more friendship, and more love ♥”.
Can we just appreciate how cute they both look together!!!