Helena Bonham Is Your New Fairy Godmother

Quirky actress Helena Bonham Carter will play the quirky Fairy Godmother in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming live-action remake of Cinderella, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Thursday. She joins a star-studded cast that includes Cate Blanchett, as the wicked stepmother; Richard Madden, as the Prince; and Lily James as the titular character.

Sure, after playing the Red Queen, Madame Thénardier and Mrs. Lovett, one might assume that Bonham Carter is better suited to play Blanchett’s role. But, lol, no.