Cynthia Erivo is teasing a few details about her Blue Fairy role in the upcoming live-action film, Pinocchio.
“You might be right, you know. They really have given me carte blanche,” she told Marc Mankin. “[However, there is] a creative idea which is really, really beautiful. I don’t want to spoil it but it’s really lovely.”
Cynthia and her “hair and makeup team going over it. Terrell [Mullin], my makeup artist, is making eyelashes currently. I know that already it’s a different aesthetic, because it’s me — this bald-headed Black girl.”
While Cynthia is remaining mum on the movie and her character right now, she is excited to be joining other Black celebrities in iconic Disney roles.
“I’m really excited about it,” she says. “We don’t have very many Black fairies. I’m very proud to be joining the ranks with Yara Shahidi [playing Tinker Bell in Peter Pan] and I’m very proud we’re getting to join the ranks of Disney with Halle Bailey, who’s playing the Little Mermaid. It’s kind of awesome.”
Here’s who else will be part of the cast of Pinocchio…