Camila Cabello has opened up about taking on her first big screen role in the upcoming Sony Pictures film Cinderella, where she will take on the role of the titular Disney princess.
“It was one of those things that felt like God handcrafted it for me and was, like, ‘Here you go.’” Camila told Variety about the role. “I just couldn’t say no. It’s honestly a dream for me. And also a little bit terrifying.”
As for how she prepped for her big acting role, Camila said:
“For my first acting classes, I was, like, ‘What the f– am I doing here? This is so scary.’ But my acting coach, Anthony Meindl, taught me it’s all about the act of surrender and ‘the art of listening,’ as opposed to being in your head. That’s the only technique he has for acting, as simple as it is.”
Camila said that to learn her lines, she let go of her thoughts and instead practiced “trusting that the moment will take you where you need to go.”
“Literally just listen and let your body react; let it do the work for you,” she said “…Feelings are so layered. I’m angry; I’m disappointed; I’m scared; so there’s no way that you can really act that. My big problem is being in my head a lot, overanalyzing and overthinking, to the point where it sucks the joy out of things that are joyous.”
The singer also revealed that the technique benefited her singing as well, saying: “It made me more open and more vulnerable in the studio,” she says.
Cinderella, which Camila described as “funny” and a “new, more empowered version of the story,” is expected to hit theaters in 2021.
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