Keke Palmer said that being Cinderella is a dream come true and a role that she is very honored to play, especially since she is African American.
Palmer recently talked to Essence about the role and the challenges she has faced while playing it.
“I know that the role of Cinderella is primarily for a Caucasian girl, but it didn’t stop me from going in and it didn’t stop them from seeing me,” she said.
She added, “There is a bit of intimidation. You think about Denzel, Viola Davis, and you think, Only great people can do Broadway. That was the scariest thing about it, but I’m the type who thrives on pressure…”
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) December 3, 2014
In the midst of being chosen for the role of Cinderella, Palmer had to deal with a stressful situation that affected many celebrities.
Her cell phone was one of the many that were hacked and several nude photos of Palmer were leaked on the Internet.
— Essence Magazine (@essencemag) December 3, 2014
Palmer said that the people who look at the photos are just as guilty as the people who hacked the phones and leaked them.
“People think they can just put their hands in everything and it’s like, No, no, no. The fact that so many celebrity pictures were out there and everybody is elating in the fact that they’re a Peeping Tom?” she said.
She added, “You’re all Peeping Toms. Everybody that’s commenting. In real life, if anybody went to somebody’s house and looked at them naked, they would go to jail…”
You can read more about Keke Palmer and her role as Cinderella in the January issue of Essence magazine.