I think that she learns to turn the other cheek with strength. She has no sense of self-pity, no sense of being a victim. She makes her own choices, She doesn’t indulge in her own pain or hardships. She looks at the world with compassion. I find her such good company because she’s so un-showy, and yet she’s so charismatic. I think she really knows herself. - Kenneth Branagh on what defines Cinderella, as a character (x)
I seriously cannot get over Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella. The most beautiful colors and cinematography I have seen in years. It trumps Into The Woods and Maleficent by far. I am a costume girl and these costumes make my mouth water; I didn’t think I would like her wedding gown but it is stunning.
“Helena Bonham Carter plays a deliciously ditzy and well-meaning fairy godmother…Helena wanted a touch of the yummy mummy and talked about Mae West and Marilyn Monroe. She was also very keen to have wings." - Kenneth Branagh, Director of Cinderella