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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)

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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