Following the character poster released last week that features Lily James' Cinderella alongside her charming prince Kit (Richard Madden), Walt Disney Pictures has released five new photos featuring the actress. These images show us both sides of the character, the young servant girl forced to perform several chores for her wicked stepmother (Cate Blanchett), and the glamorous belle of the ball, where she hopes to meet her prince once again, after a chance encounter in the woods. As you can see in the photos, even while performing these menial tasks, Cinderella still manages to have a smile on her face.
Despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to "have courage and be kind." She will not give in to despair nor despise those who mistreat her. And then there is the dashing stranger she meets in the woods. Unaware that he is really a prince, not merely an apprentice at the Palace, Ella finally feels she has met a kindred soul. It appears her fortunes may be about to change when the Palace sends out an open invitation for all maidens to attend a ball, raising Ella's hopes of once again encountering the charming Kit. Alas, her stepmother forbids her to attend and callously rips apart her dress. But, as in all good fairy tales, help is at hand, and a kindly beggar woman (Helena Bonham Carter) steps forward and, armed with a pumpkin and a few mice, changes Cinderella's life forever.
We also reported last week that a new Frozen short film Frozen Fever will be attached to prints of Cinderella when it hits theaters on March 13, 2015. Check out the photos below, and, in case you missed it last month, CLICK HERE to watch the first trailer.