Camila Cabello and her Cinderella co-stars took their show to the middle of the road, in the middle of rush hour, for James Corden’s “Crosswalk” musical series.
Cabello, along with Idina Menzel, Billy Porter and Corden himself performed several numbers — in front of a slightly confused audience of drivers — from their new Amazon original film that premiered on September 3.
‘Live theatre — I’ve never done that before in my life,” Cabello exclaims after running out of the way of incoming traffic in the clip that was uploaded to Corden’s YouTube.
“I can’t believe it,” she says following the cast’s first live number. “That was such a rush. And not dangerous at all. I wasn’t scared. Oh my god, there’s gonna be three more songs.”
Cinderella marks Cabello’s first-ever acting gig, which she said was made possible thanks to her acting coach Anthony Meindl. “I’ve been taking acting classes for a while,” she elaborated. “He really taught me that the most important thing is to be present and stay in the moment.”
In the film itself, an updated version of the classic fairy tale filled with modern pop music, Cabello portrays Ella, an ambitious young lady who hopes to one day become a successful businesswoman.
“It feels amazing,” the singer told Billboard at the Miami premiere earlier this week. “I’m so proud to be Latina and I’m so proud of my culture. I would’ve been so excited to see a Latina princess when I was growing up, and the fact that I can be that right now and that representation is possible right now, is amazing.”