“Once Upon A Time” is doing a reboot of the show for season 7 and, according to Entertainment Weekly, that means new iterations of characters we have already seen on the show. The people in charge of “Once Upon A Time” participated in the D23 Expo where Disney showed off what new things we can expect from the massive entertainment company. One thing we learned about the upcoming “Once Upon A Time” season is that Cinderella is coming back but this time she is played by Dania Ramirez. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Cinderella isn’t coming back to redo anything. Instead, season 7 is going to dive into alternate books and stories with an alternate reality and different backstory.
“Dania Ramirez will be playing a different version of Cinderella,” executive producer Edward Kitsis told Entertainment Weekly. “If we remember Henry’s grandfather is Prince Charming [Josh Dallas], so we have the grandson of Prince Charming with a new Cinderella.”
The decision to reiterate Cinderella in the series has drawn some backlash against the show with fans taking to Twitter to call the writers lazy and unimaginative.
Dominican-American actor Dania Ramirez will be bringing Cinderella to life for “Once Upon A Time.”
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You might remember Ramirez from her role as Rosie Falta in “Devious Maids” or as Alex in “Entourage.”
While this is exciting news for some, other fans are not happy about the new Cinderella.
This is my Ella, u have no respect 2 Jessy..there's bunch of disney movies 2get new princesses, is no need a 2nd version=LACK OF IMAGINATION pic.twitter.com/LDX3M9rQHp
— Robin Archer Targaryen Hood™? (@SkilledArcher) July 16, 2017
Even though the people in charge of “Once Upon A Time” have said that the new Cinderella is not impeding on the old Cinderella’s story because they are not from the same story. The new Cinderella is a different, alternate story so it’s not exactly a change from the classic Cinderella story.
Despite the backlash against her casting, Ramirez seems excited to show off her Cinderella to the world.
Humbled. ?????? https://t.co/OYyIWVivnd
— Dania Ramirez (@DaniaJRamirez) July 17, 2017