As soon as upon a time, the film Ever After: A Cinderella Story hit theaters in 1998 — and the movie’s star-studded solid has been as much as quite a bit since their time in fairy story France.
Directed by Andy Tennant, Drew Barrymore starred because the film’s main girl, Danielle, who very like the character she conjures up, Cinderella, lives together with her evil stepmother, Rodmilla (Anjelica Huston) and stepsisters Marguerite (Megan Dodds) and Jacqueline (Melanie Lynskey), in sixteenth century France. Plus, the story swaps out the standard fairy godmother for the historic determine Leonardo da Vinci (Patrick Godfrey).
In contrast to the Grimm Brothers’ fictional heroine, Danielle proves she’s no damsel in misery, regardless of falling in love with Prince Henry, performed by Dougray Scott. Not solely does she rescue her fellow servants and problem the prince’s ideas, however she additionally knocks him off a horse by throwing an apple and saves him from bandits by carrying him on her again.
However like all Cinderella tales, Danielle loses a shoe after fleeing from Prince Henry’s masquerade ball, solely hers just isn’t made from glass and her departure comes after Rodmilla reveals her true id to the prince and everybody on the occasion. Just a few apologies on the prince’s half later, and Danielle will get her fortunately ever after together with her man, in addition to some well-deserved retribution towards her stepmother and Marguerite.
The Charlie’s Angels actress reunited with Scott, Dodds and Lynskey — in a few of their iconic costumes — to rejoice Ever After’s twenty fifth anniversary on a March 2023 episode of The Drew Barrymore Present. Showing by way of video name, Scott referred to as the movie “forward of its time” whereas praising its inspirational message.
“It’s a film about empowerment and giving all these younger girls around the globe who’re gonna watch the film an excellent instance of how younger girls don’t must look as much as males with a view to be led and to be set an instance of, and so they have the flexibility to take management of their very own lives,” the Batwoman alum informed Barrymore whereas showing by way of video chat. “And I believe that your character actually was such a beautiful instance of that, and I assumed it was a completely fashionable movie, and I used to be simply actually completely satisfied to be a part of it.”
Barrymore shared an identical sentiment, noting how previous to Ever After, she and others “by no means thought twice about what we had been telling little ladies, to attend for the prince to rescue them,” to which Scott added, “Till you rescued me.”
The film is one Barrymore went on to state “modified my life eternally,” including, “You recognize, when you’ve these very clear occasions in your life — incidences, conditions, circumstances — that you recognize your life went in a greater route for and from, and that is that for me. There’s no query. I do know it, and we bought to all do it collectively.”
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