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Billy Porter Set To Star In 'Cinderella' As 'Genderless' Fairy Godmother: 'The Kids Are Ready'

The new Cinderella movie is shaping up to be the BEST ONE EVER, tbh.

I know this ONLY because legend and icon Billy Porter will be playing a genderless Fairy Godmother.

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Needless to say, The Fairy Godmother is the most important character!

Without her, Cinderella would have never made it to the ball, and what a NIGHTMARE that would have been!

While chatting with CBS News on Monday, Billy expressed how MAJOR the role is to him.

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"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."

"Magic has no gender."

Billy described this version of Cinderella as "a classic fairytale for a new generation."

"We are presenting this character as genderless — at least that's how I'm playing it. And it's really powerful."

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"I think the new generation is really ready," he continued.

"The kids are ready. It's the grownups that are slowing stuff down," he explained.

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"I'm an artist. When you're inside of something, as an artist, the outside stuff ... has to fall away. Because if you think about it too much, it's really heady."

"I represent something that I, as a young man, never had. That's the greatest news," he continued.

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"That's where I have to leave it though so that I can continue to do the work."

Social media is BUZZING with the news of Billy as the Fairy Godmother.

'Absolutely excited about this new #Cinderella movie...Watching Billy on screen is always a joy," wrote one fan.


NEEDLESS TO SAY, I think this is going to be AWESOME!!!!!

Cinderella is set to hit theatres in 2021.

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