If only she had a fairy godmother...
In an exclusive clip from Walt Disney Pictures' Cinderella, Ella (Lily James) is still adjusting to life after the sudden death of her merchant father (Ben Chaplin). To honor her dearly departed, Ella agrees to serve her stepmother Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett) and her stepsisters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera). Though she is at their mercy and often disrespected, Ella never complains.
As her late mother (Hayley Atwell) once told her, she must "have courage and be kind."
That's easier said than done, of course.
In this exclusive clip, Ella is mending the fire as her Evil Stepmother arrives for breakfast. "In the future, can we not be called until the work is done?" Lady Tremaine scolds her.
Ella calmly replies, "As you wish."
After taking her seat, a sharply dressed Lady Tremaine asks, "Ella, what's that on your face?"
As Ella places a tray of toast on the table, Anastasia explains, "It's ash from the fireplace." Rather than acknowledge Ella's efforts, though, Lady Tremaine turns villainous.
"Do clean yourself up," she instructs.
"You'll get cinders in our tea," Anastasia complains.