Brandy Will Play Cinderella Again in ‘Descendants’ Movie, But Will Prince Christopher Return?

It’s already been 25 years (yup, that long) since Brandy graced our television screens as the first Black Cinderella in 1997’s Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. But now, the singer and actress will be stepping back into those shiny glass slippers once more.

Yes, you read that right. According to Entertainment Tonight, Brandy will reprise her role as Cinderella in the newest installment in the Descendant franchise, The Pocketwatch.


Per the official press release, the story follows Chloe (Malia Baker), the daughter of Cinderella/Prince Charming and Red (Kylie Cantrall), the daughter of the Queen of Hearts, as they return to the land of Auradon. When “unexpected chaos” occurs during a celebration, they must travel back in time and stop the event that would lead to “grave consequences.”

Cantrall, Baker and Brandy will be joined by many stars who have been a part of the Descendant franchise, including China Anne McClain, Dara Reneé, Ruby Rose Turner and more.

Since Brandy is returning to play the iconic role, many longtime fans have started to wonder if Paolo Montalban aka Prince Christopher will come back for the new film. In the 1997 version, the Filipino-American actor played the dashing young prince and stole Cinderella’s heart in the end. Right now, there has been no news confirming that Montalban will reprise his role in The Pocketwatch, but we can still hope, right?


Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is a fairytale remake that follows the making of a princess. The groundbreaking film was the first to feature a young Black actress playing the role of Cinderella. The talented ensemble cast featured so many big names, including the late Whitney Houston, Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber and Jason Alexander.

If the casting directors are listening, we would give anything to see Brandy and Paolo on screen together one more time.

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