Disclaimer: Disney is sending me to Los Angeles on an all-expenses paid press trip, in exchange for my coverage of these events, including the red carpet premiere of Cinderella. All opinions are my own.
I have a lot in common with Cinderella.
Really, I do.
It’s just that until recently, I hadn’t ever connected the dots. And though those dots don’t all happen in the same order, they are there nonetheless, minus a few things like mice in my home (thank goodness, right?).
You see, I met my Prince Charming and married him. (Okay, so this is #1 in the order of things, but I just count myself lucky that I didn’t have to wait until all the other things happened like Cinderella did.)
My mom passed away.
A stepmother entered my life. Unexpectedly.
A step-sibling came with the package. Only one. I’ve only met him twice. And unlike poor Ella, I don’t have to live with him, because well, I’ve married my Prince Charming, right?
AND THEN……there’s the INVITATION TO THE BALL!
Yes, I have one of those!
And the Fairy Godmother….Yes, I’ve got one of those too!
It happened not that long ago.
I was in my home working incredibly hard. Though my attire was more like pajamas instead of an apron type dress, the work was very much the same as Cinderella’s.
Night and day it’s Cinderelly
Make the fire, fix the breakfast
Wash the dishes, do the mopping
And the sweeping and the dusting
They always keep her hopping
She goes around in circles
Till she’s very, very dizzy
Still they holler
Keep a-busy Cinderelly
I mean the chores, they just never stop, do they?
But I took a moment to look at my email.
There it was.
An invitation to the ball.
I’ll be walking the red carpet at the CINDERELLA premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in LA on Sunday, March 1st. This will include the red carpet, official premiere party and premiere screening.
While I don’t have all the details, I imagine we’ll see the likes of Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Lily James. I’ll also be attending the press junket where I’ll be interviewing cast and filmmakers from the movie along with 24 fabulous bloggers from around the country!
But wait, I did mention my Fairy Godmother, right?
Well, while I’m still deciding on what to wear (MY FIRST RED CARPET!!!!), Disney and JCPenney are taking care of “glamming” me up.
It’s like the Fairy Godmother waving her wand.
I’ll be attending the “Glam Ball” right before the red carpet event, which will include hair styling by JCP Salon, make-up and accessory styling by JCPenney along with a High Tea lunch! Talk about pampering.
Me and Cinderella….totally alike.
But when the clock strikes midnight, I won’t mind when it all turns into pumpkins. I still have my Prince Charming to come home to.
NOTE: I’ll also be interviewing filmmakers of FROZEN FEVER, the new short which will appear before CINDERELLA on March 13th! Yes, Anna, Elsa and Olaf are back!
- Visit the official CINDERELLA Website: http://disney.com/Cinderella
- Like CINDERELLA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cinderella
- Follow CINDERELLA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CinderellaMovie
- Follow CINDERELLA on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/DisneyCinderella
- Follow CINDERELLA on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/disneystudios/cinderella
- Follow CINDERELLA on Google +: https://plus.google.com/+disneycinderella
CINDERELLA opens in theaters everywhere on March 13th!
Read all my Cinderella World Premiere Press Trip Blog Posts here.