Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Cinderella”

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Blend it all together

It might come as no surprise that this was the first time the classic story featured an interracial cast. Historically, it had been all-White and rarely, all-Black. But for this version, there were Blacks, Whites and Prince Charming was Filipino-American Paolo Montalban. Whoopi Goldberg was particularly pleased with the casting, she told Jet: 

“This may be a first. It makes perfect sense because of who we are. Before, it was either all-Black or all-White. But never a normal mix of people. This integrated cast is how the real world is. This is more normal than being part of a cast that doesn’t have any color in it. This is perfectly fine. This is how I live.” 

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